Don’t Deny the Gap

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Myths and Facts on Medicaid Expansion

This blog post by the Utah Health Policy Project can serve as a useful template for advocates pushing for implementation of the adult Medicaid expansion. UHPP takes on the top seven arguments against closing Utah’s coverage gap, with facts about the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion. Topics include the 100% federal matching rate, Medicaid spending as a percentage of a state’s budget, who qualifies under the Medicaid expansion and who ultimately benefits by extending coverage to those without health insurance.

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