Proposed Cap on Medicaid Spending in Utah

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Utah’s governor, Gary Herbert, has proposed a Medicaid overhaul to put a cap on how much Medicaid will spend on each recipient. This proposal must be approved by the Trump administration before it can take effect.

Last year, however, residents of Utah voted to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. This year, the governor, instead, limited eligibility for residents restricting incomes to be 100% of the federal poverty limit instead of 138% of the federal poverty limit, as it is under Obamacare.