Expand access to affordable healthcare and benefit Utah’s economy (Prop 3)

September 11th, 2018|Action of the Week|0 Comments

Yes on Prop 3!

This November, voters will be asked to vote on expanding Medicaid to include 150,000 Utahns who currently do not have access to health care. According to recent polling, most people in Utah favor the expansion.

Medicaid expansion has been debated for 5 years in the state legislature with no results. 33 other states have already expanded Medicaid and are seeing the economic benefits.

Did you know?

  • Nearly $800 million in federal funds are set aside every year for Utah that we aren’t getting? Prop 3 will allow us to bring those funds back to the state, provide coverage to 150,000
    more Utahns and create thousands of jobs. Bringing these funds back to Utah will generate
    millions of dollars in new economic activity in our state every year.
  • Medicaid expansion helps workers become self-sufficient. When workers at low wage jobs get a promotion or takes on more hours to get ahead, they shouldn’t have to lose their healthcare
    because of it. When Medicaid adequately covers working people as they pull themselves out of poverty, it rewards their hard work instead of punishing it.
  • Most Utahns who would qualify for Medicaid are ALREADY working one or more jobs. Helping
    low income moms and dads who are working their way out of poverty obtain health care is a
    hand up, not a hand out.
  • When parents get coverage, children get covered too. By expanding Medicaid to working
    parents, GOMB estimates that 22,500 children will become enrolled as well.

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