FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 29, 2019
SALT LAKE— Join health care advocates on Monday at 10:30 AM for a press conference highlighting the areas where people will be left behind through Utah's SB 96 partial Medicaid expansion plan, set to roll out its first stage on April 1st.
In the 2019 session, the legislature repealed and replaced the voter approved Proposition 3 Medicaid expansion with SB96, a partial expansion that requires a series of waivers, or permissions, from the federal government. That first waiver-- the "bridge plan" is scheduled to roll out April 1st, pending approval. Elected officials have praised this "bridge" for closing the coverage gap, since it will provide Medicaid eligibility to individuals and families below 100% of the poverty line. However, that only tells part of the story.
Monday April 1st, 2019
the bridge at Liberty Park-
600 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
This press event will outline four secondary coverage gaps created by SB 96, and will feature advocates from Utah Health Policy Project, Disability Law Center, and Voices for Utah Children, as well as consumers who are directly impacted.