"We must make sure Utahns can get quality healthcare they can afford. Now more than ever our families need peace of mind that a preexisting condition or getting laid off from a job won't cost them their insurance coverage or prevent them from getting treatment for a sick family member," said McAdams.
McAdams said the bill, among other things, fixes the "family glitch", thereby expanding access to tax credits for working families to purchase health insurance through the exchange. It also provides money to the states to establish a state reinsurance program or use the funds to provide financial assistance to reduce out-of-pocket costs for individuals enrolled in qualified health plans. It provides incentives for states to expand Medicaid and provides 12-months of continuous eligibility for Medicaid and the
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"The high cost of prescription drugs, such as insulin, is straining families' budgets and forcing some families to make the devastating decision to forgo or ration their prescriptions. This must be changed. This bill provides much needed relief to seniors and others who rely on these life-saving medicines," said McAdams.