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No changes yet in store for Utah’s Medicaid applicants

No changes yet in store for Utah’s Medicaid applicants

By kirsten stewart
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jan 30, 2012 02:18PM MDT

Utah lawmakers are shelving plans to hire a private company to handle Medicaid applications, following a report by researchers who say it likely wouldn’t save the state money or improve client services.
The idea isn’t dead. But efforts by the Utah Department of Workforce Services to remedy problems with the current system for determining who is eligible for the low-income health program show promise, said Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden. “I would like to give them at least another year bef...

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