URGENT! Protect Medicaid expansion with this good bill! (HB 210)

Some Utah legislators have been pushing a bill (SB 96) that would repeal Prop 3 for Medicaid expansion and replace it with a more limited expansion that includes caps and work requirements and relies on the federal government to approve a waiver. Why? Because the bill sponsors say Prop 3 is too expensive. A fiscal analysis of SB 96 suggests that SB 96 actually costs MORE than Prop 3.

Ask legislators to support a better cost-saving measure that doesn’t reduce healthcare for Utahns!

An alternative proposal (HB 210) has been put forth by Prop 3 supporter, Rep. Ray Ward (R-Bountiful), to reduce expenses within Prop 3 without repeal or reduced access to health care for any Utahns. Let legislators know you support this win-win proposal!

Another vote could come up on SB 96 any day, and legislators need to know the facts and alternatives.

Tell legislators NO on SB 96 – YES on HB 210: Medicaid Expansion Program Revisions!

4 Comments

  1. Linda Griffen February 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Is it possible for someone to post the 2210 bill on this site so we can read it without too much of a hunt? Thanks.

  2. Andrea Himoff February 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Will do! You can also find the language within the action by clicking “Take Action”!

  3. Karen Sewell February 2, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Would HB210 expand Medicaid to those earning at 138% or less of the federal poverty level like Prop 3 or would it only cover those earning at 100% or less of the federal poverty level like SB96?

  4. Andrea Himoff February 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for the question! HB 210 leaves Prop 3 in place for full Medicaid expansion — so up to 138% of the FPL. The only thing it does is reduce the reimbursement rate (CPI) to providers, as Prop 3 included an exceptionally high CPI rate. That means same coverage as before, minor revision that reduces costs, and Prop 3 remains in tact.

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