Governor Herbert Encourages Medicaid Expansion Enrollment in New Video
Although the legislature repealed Proposition 3, thousands of Utahns are still eligible for coverage under SB96, the replacement bill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 25, 2019

Contact:
Randal Serr
801-833-0787

SALT LAKE— On April 1st, up to 70,000 Utahns became eligible to enroll in Medicaid after the legislature passed SB96, the replacement Medicaid expansion. Take Care Utah, the enrollment arm of Utah Health Policy Project, has been working hard to reach this newly eligible population and assist them in the enrollment process. So far approximately 30,000 Utahns have gained Medicaid benefits, either through transitioning from the limited Primary Care Network to full Medicaid, or by enrolling in the new expansion program.

Go vernor Herbert, in alliance with healthcare advocates, has created a video to help us with our combined goal of enrolling as many eligible Utahns and successfully connecting them to care.

Randal Serr, the director of Take Care Utah, said "There has been a lot of confusion around Prop. 3 and the legislation that repealed and replaced it. We want to be clear that if you make up to $1,100 a month as an individual, you likely qualify right for Medicaid expansion right now. If you think you might qualify or if you need help applying, Take Care Utah can help you. Visit  takecareutah.org  to find free help near you."


Take Care Utah, a Utah Health Policy Project initiative, is a network of nonprofit organizations focused on helping people with health insurance. It consists of about 50 enrollment specialists all across Utah. All services are provided free of charge. Those needing help can find local assistance by visiting  takecareutah.org or by calling 2-1-1. 

For more information contact:

Randal Serr
Take Care Utah Director
801-833-0787

Luis Rios
Lead Health Access Assister
Cell 801-800-4790
Office 801-433-2299 ext 226