Last month, Utah Medicaid Director Jennifer Strohecker led a panel discussion on the state’s eligibility redetermination process during the 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, where she outlined some of the mechanisms in place to close the health coverage gap.      The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been … Read more

Recent data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey show that 84% of low-income children who qualified for Medicaid in 2021 in Utah were not enrolled. That is the highest rate in the country among the 36 states that have expanded Medicaid. It’s also higher than Wyoming, which is a non-expansion state with more … Read more

The Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) recently held their annual conference, which brought together panelists to discuss Utah’s uninsured population and how it relates to inequities in our health care system. The conference touched on the many barriers to coverage for those who are uninsured and the investments needed to address those barriers.      … Read more