Medicaid Expansion

In the November 2018 general election, Utah voters approved the Proposition 3 ballot initiative, Utah Decides Health Care. This new law will expand Medicaid to parents and adults without dependent children earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level (approximately $16,700 annual income for an individual). It is estimated that approximately 150,000 Utah residents will become newly eligible for Medicaid. Coverage for these individuals is expected to begin on April 1, 2019.

The state is required to obtain approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before implementing the proposed plan. Below please find the drafted plans for public comment.  

Phase-Out Plan for Waiver Populations Transitioning to Adult Expansion Medicaid
Alternative Benefit Plan State Plan Amendment


You may provide feedback about these drafted plans until February 24, 2019.  

For more information contact:

Division of Medicaid and Health Financing

For media inquiries contact:

Kolbi Young
Public Information Officer