It would also extend Medicaid coverage to about 47,000 low-income Utahns earning between 100 and 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or $20,000 to $26,900 yearly for a family of three. These residents could qualify for subsidies on Utah’s insurance marketplace, but many are unaware they are eligible or find it too expensive, said Stevenson. In 2016 the uninsured rate for these Utahns was 16.8 percent, or almost double the state average of 8.8 percent.

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Advocates seek a spot for full Medicaid expansion on Utah’s 2018 ballot