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Utah explores continuous enrollment for Medicaid

Utah explores continuous enrollment for Medicaid

Published Feb 2, 2012 05:33PM MDT

Legislation to streamline Medicaid applications was unanimously endorsed by a committee on Thursday.
HB98 would permit the Utah Department of Health to explore letting some Medicaid recipients maintain their health benefits for a year, even if they experience a change in income or family status. Currently, clients must re-apply each month.
Doing so was pitched as a move to cut the costs of “churning” — people going on and off Medicaid rolls — and to improve access for low-income Utahns. It also ...

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