Gov. Gary Herbert says he is “disappointed” that even fewer Utahns would be covered under the plan going forward, but he suggested the state may be able to do more in the future. In other Medicaid news, Texas wants to urge women on Medicaid to use long-term contraception.
The Deseret News:
Utahns Speaking Out On Pending Medicaid Expansion Plan
The voices that continue to be the loudest about Medicaid expansion are the same that have been left out of the current proposal in Utah. State officials are taking note of them, but they’re also looking to refine the proposal that will be sent to the federal government July 1. (Leonard, 5/19)
The Houston Chronicle:
State Urges Long-Term Contraception For Women On Medicaid
Texas officials want to sell women on Medicaid on the use of long-term contraception that can help them avoid unwanted pregnancies, especially those struggling with significant health problems that are more likely to lead to premature or low birth-weight babies. (Zelinski, 5/20)
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