Medicaid Expansion Now the Law in Utah

Posted on 01/03/20

Beginning January 1st, up to 60,000 Utahns who were previously ineligible are able to qualify for health insurance through Utah's new full Medicaid expansion. This new extension of eligibility expands coverage up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, or approximately $17,000 for an individual, or $35,000 for a family of four.

Call 2-11 to be connected with Take Care Utah and receive FREE enrollment assistance! Work requirements have also begun -- please encourage others to take advantage of enrollment assistance to help alleviate expected dis-enrollment from these new reporting requirements.

Other new changes to Medicaid:

As of January 1, 2020:

· Targeted Adult Medicaid (TAM) has expanded! The newly expanded subgroups are: "an individual who is a victim of domestic violence who is living or residing in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven or in an emergency shelter; individuals court ordered to receive substance abuse or mental health treatment; and individuals on probation or parole with serious mental illness and/or serious substance use disorder."
· Work Requirements begin
· Dental Benefits for those aged 65+, and porcelain or porcelain-to-metal crowns to those aged 65+ and Targeted Adults who are receiving treatment for a substance use disorder.

Please contact Take Care Utah at https://takecareutah.org or more information.

UHPP Health Care Solutions Conference Held December 11, 2019

UHPP thanks everyone who attended the Health Care Solutions for Utahns Conference; among the speakers was keynote Elaine Ryan, AARP Senior Vice President for State Advocacy and Policy Integration, who spoke about AARP's efforts to rein in high prescription drug prices. Her presentation and those of many of the other featured speakers are attached below.

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2019 Health Care Solutions for Utahns Conference Materials
Joan Alker Slides -- Health Coverage for Utah’s Children and Families: What can be Done?
Stacy Stanford Slides -- Medicaid Expansion Update
Elaine Ryan Slides -- Drug Costs a Top Financial Concern in Utah and the Nation: A Solutions-Oriented Discussion
Brittney Okada Slides -- Health Disparities by Legislative District

This story is provided by AARP Utah. Visit the AARP Utah page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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