“A thorough analysis of Utah’s financial projections shows an even bigger missed opportunity than previously thought,” said Joe Weissfeld, Director of Medicaid Initiatives at Families USA, a leading national voice for health care consumers. “Utah can cover three times as many people and save $1 million per month compared to what they are paying today. It is time to stop playing games and embrace full Medicaid expansion.”
"This analysis demonstrates, once again, that Proposition 3 was the most fiscally and morally responsible option for Utah's Medicaid expansion," said Stacy Stanford, health policy analyst at Utah Health Policy Project. "There are tens of thousands of our low-income neighbors locked out of affordable coverage, while Utah is wasting more than $6 million per month. The faster Utah's elected officials proceed with full Medicaid expansion, the faster we can start saving money, and start saving more lives."