During this year’s legislative session, Utah lawmakers took a small but meaningful step to close the state’s coverage gap. Thanks to House Bill 437, traditional Medicaid coverage will be offered for the first time to an estimated 12,500 Utah adults without children. Another 3,800 parents also will gain Medicaid coverage. This represents about 25 percent of the 63,000 uninsured Utahns living in the coverage gap who earn too little to qualify for financial assistance onhealthcare.gov, yet earn too much or otherwise don’t qualify for Medicaid. This includes 1,708 Utahns who live in Grand County.
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