Happy Holidays, health care advocates!
By now I am sure you've heard the news: yesterday,
the Utah Department of Health received
from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that key pieces of the state's "
full Medicaid expansion
and work reporting requirements, have been approved.
On January 1st,
roughly 60,000 more low-income people will become eligible for Medicaid coverage
. These are individuals earning up to approximately $17,000 per year, or a family of four earning up to approximately $35,000 per year.
The state also received approval to implement work reporting requirements.
We will continue to voice the concerns of Utahns about these harmful changes to the Medicaid program that will inevitably result in coverage losses.
But we do not want these work requirements to discourage people from applying!!
Take Care Utah
's enrollment assisters can help people navigate the rules and qualify for exemptions.
Now is the time to spread the word!!
if you've been denied before, it is time to try again.
Let's all work together to watch early-2020 enrollment soar!!