You did it, Utah!!
150,000 of our friends and neighbors will soon be eligible for Medicaid, and will finally be able to access the care they need.
This happened because of each and every one of you and your efforts.
All of the work on the ground made a difference in this election, from gathering signatures in the freezing cold, to staffing events and canvassing in the blazing heat. Every phone call. Every email. Every social media post. Every conversation.
That is how we won this campaign-- by getting out in the community and sharing our message about the power of Medicaid expansion.
And it worked. People listened. Utahns recognized that an extra 15 cents on every hundred dollars is a valuable investment, returning $800 million a year in taxes we are already paying. Residents of our state showed their compassion, and their fiscal responsibility, by voting Yes.
As of now, the results show 54% of votes in favor of Proposition 3!
The final results will be officially certified on November 20th, but the race has been called, and we are very confident that our lead will hold-- meaning that Medicaid expansion will soon be the law of the land.
We are looking forward to the next phase of implementation, and we can't wait to begin enrolling Utahns in their new Medicaid coverage just a few months from now!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your tireless advocacy on this important issue.
Your hard work is going to save lives.