Deseret News article 10/2/17

"Most Utahns with dependant children and who make between 55 percent and 100 percent of the federal poverty level fall into a coverage gap — earning too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to qualify for tax credits toward an insurance plan on the federal exchange.

Those tax credits cover 72 percent of the cost of premiums for Utahns on the exchange on average, meaning paying for a plan without them dramatically balloons a person's monthly costs, according to the Utah Health Policy Project, one of the advocacy organizations supporting the initiative campaign.

The coverage gap is even larger for most Utahn adults without dependants. Only a few thousand people in that demographic — largely the most needy, such as those who are homeless — are the target of limited Medicaid eligibility expansion that state officials hope will be federally approved this fall."

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