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Trump administration likely to deny Utah's 90/10 Medicaid funding request

Emily Viles | Jul 29, 2019 | Utah

The Washington Post reported late on Friday that the Trump Administration is likely to deny funding for Utah’s Medicaid expansion efforts.  We have been tracking Utah’s 1115 waiver, and the implementation of Medicaid expansion provisions passed during the legislative session, for several months. Before the 2019 session began, Utahns passed...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost

Sara Gentzler | Jun 10, 2019 | Utah

Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost is a member of the House Health and Human Services Committee. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss Medicaid expansion and costs. I'm watching to see how the waiver application process for our Medicaid expansion bill is coming along -- got a...[ Read More ]

UDOH releases new Medicaid waiver proposal

| May 31, 2019 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today released a proposal to increase the federal share of the costs associated with expanding the state’s Medicaid program while accepting limits on the amount of federal funds that would be available for the program. On April 1 Utah expanded Medicaid coverage to approximately 70,000-90,000 adults...[ Read More ]

Status report on Utah's new "Per Capita Cap Plan" 1115 waiver

Emily Viles | May 16, 2019 | Utah

CMS recently approved an expansion of Utah Medicaid services called the “Bridge Plan.” This new plan now allows the state to cover parents and adults without dependents who earn up to 100% of the federal poverty level. Utahns began to enroll in this program on April 1, 2019. The new...[ Read More ]

2019 Utah State of Reform Morning Keynote: Oregon’s Approach to Reforming Medicaid

Emily Boerger | Apr 26, 2019 | Utah

John Kitzhaber, MD, is the former governor of the State of Oregon. He joined us as our morning keynote at the 2019 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference. While governor, Kitzhaber instituted a number of reforms of Oregon Medicaid, positioning the state as a national leader on balancing cost,...[ Read More ]