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CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling To Approve Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Less than 48 hours after a federal judge struck down Medicaid work requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday gave Utah permission to use those mandates. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in her approval letter that requiring Medicaid enrollees to work was allowed because …

Utah, Arizona Give Cruz Chance To Be the Anti-Trump

The Big Conversation Ted Cruz rolls into today’s nominating contests in Utah and Arizona as close as he’s been this cycle to a two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump. The Tribune’s Patrick Svitek writes today, “Cruz’s campaign believes he is poised to win Utah — hopefully with more than 50 …

Utah’s Novel Plan For Medicaid Expansion Opens Door To Spending Caps Sought By GOP

Utah this week became the 35th state to approve expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but advocates for the poor worry its unusual financing could set a dangerous precedent and lead to millions of people losing coverage across the country. That’s because the plan includes unprecedented annual …

Utah and Idaho Lawmakers Seek To Scale Back Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansions

Three months after voters in Utah and Idaho defied their recalcitrant state legislatures to expand Medicaid through ballot initiatives, Republican lawmakers in those states are hitting back. A bill is quickly moving through the statehouse in Utah — where 53 percent of voters favored the ballot question …