Majority of Utah Residents Support the Expansion of Medicaid Under ACA

Medicaid Expansion

28 Dec Majority of Utah Residents Support the Expansion of Medicaid Under ACA

Just under 60% of Utah residents support the expansion of Medicaid under the ACA in order to cover a greater number of low-income adults, according to a recent poll. A strong majority of Utahns back a full Medicaid expansion, according to the poll conducted by Dan Jones and Associates for UtahPolicy.com.

Thirty-six percent are against the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, while four percent said they “don’t know.”

There are hopes by activists that a voter referendum next year will expand the state’s Medicaid program. The group has until the middle of April to gather the needed 113,143 signatures to get on the November 2018 ballot. Those that support the effort were encouraged after a similar effort in Maine passed by voter referendum last month.

Activist groups in Idaho are also trying to get on the state’s ballot next year.

31 states and Washington, D.C., have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.