A collection of resources on health system performance in Utah.
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Utah Policy Information
Traditionally expanded Medicaid (31 states + DC)
Ballot initiative to expand Medicaid passed in 2018, but the governor signed legislation in February 2019 that limits the scope of the expansion. CMS rejected partial voter-approved expansion in July 2019. CMS approved implementation of full expansion in December 2019.
Federally facilitated marketplace; state conducting plan management (13)
The federal government (HHS) is legally responsible for all marketplace functions, but defers to the state to conduct health plan management. Individuals must use HealthCare.gov to enroll in coverage.
Has not established a public coverage option
Did not extend 2018–2022 open enrollment
Did not extend the open enrollment period for 2022 coverage.
Did not extend the open enrollment period for 2018, 2019, or 2020 coverage. Did not extend the open enrollment period for 2021, but in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government reopened HealthCare.gov for 2021 coverage from Feb. 15, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2021.**
Provides no premium or cost-sharing subsidies
Does not limit the sale of short-term coverage more strictly than the federal government
Permits non-compliant transitional policies
Permits insurers to sell non-compliant transitional policies in the individual market
Does not exempt other coverage from insurance rules
Does not exempt other coverage products from federal and state rules for individual market insurance*
No rules to promote marketplace competition
Has not established a rule to promote a competitive ACA marketplace
Does not require standardized cost-sharing plan design
Does not require participating individual market insurers to offer plans with standardized cost-sharing designs