What is Utah’s Proposition 3?
The Disabled Rights Action Committee strongly supports Proposition 3, full Medicaid Expansion on the Utah ballot this November.
Proposition 3 – Three Reasons to Support Medicaid Expansion*
Vote YES on Prop 3 to cover 150,000 Utahns with access to healthcare
For an extra penny on the price of a movie ticket, Utahns can provide essential healthcare to 150,000 of our neighbors, friends, and family members. These are Utahns who earn less than $17,000 per year for an individual, or parents earning less than $34,000 per year for a family of four.
Vote YES on Prop 3 to brings back our tax dollars
Proposition 3 has a sales tax increase on non-food items of 0.15%, equivalent to one cent on the cost of a movie ticket.
This investment enables Utah to bring home nine times that amount in federal dollars every year, nearly $800 million, which is money that is already set aside for Utah.
...It's money 33 other states already get, but we’ve been losing out on for years.
Vote YES on Prop 3 to bolster Utah’s economy
By covering Utah’s uninsured with Medicaid and bringing back over $800 million in federal funding Utah’s economy will thrive. Expanding Medicaid will create close to 14,000 new jobs and generate 1.7 billion in new economic activity.
Utah hospitals will save millions in uncompensated care costs, which will help reduce shifting that cost onto Utah consumers and businesses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does Proposition 3 do?
A: Proposition 3 provides access to healthcare for 150,000 Utahns, including parents and people with chronic illnesses. It ensures hard-working Utahns who earn a promotion or work more hours won’t have their healthcare taken away.
Proposition 3 helps Utahns onto the path of self-reliance as they pull themselves out of poverty and rewards hard work — instead of punishing hard work by cutting off a family’s healthcare.
Q: Will Proposition 3 Cost Taxpayers Money?
A: Proposition 3 has a sales tax increase on non-food items equivalent to about one cent on the cost of a movie ticket. This investment enables Utah to bring home nine times that amount in federal dollars every year which is money that is already set aside for Utah.
It is money 33 other states already get, but we’ve been losing out on for five years.
Q: Who will it help?
A: Proposition 3 will provide access to healthcare for more than 150,000 Utahns who are earning less than $17,000 per year for individuals, or parents earning less than $34,000 per year for a family of four.
Q: What will Proposition 3 Do for Utah’s Economy?
A: Proposition 3 unlocks nearly $800 million in federal funding each year to come back to Utah. State-commissioned studies and independent economists have shown expanding Medicaid will create thousands of jobs and generate billions in new economic activity for our state each year. Most recently expansion is estimated to create nearly 14,000 new jobs, and generate $1.7 billion in economic activity.
Q: How will Proposition 3 Affect Small Businesses?
A: Proposition 3 will help businesses by reducing cost shifting which happens when hospitals shift uncompensated care costs to insurers, insurers then pass on the added expense to Utah businesses. It will also shield employers from high tax penalties.
Utah businesses will face $11-17 million less in tax penalties each year if qualifying employees are enrolled in Medicaid rather than the Marketplaces.
Q: Does Utah’s Healthcare Community Support Proposition 3?
A: The list of supporters is growing every day.
There are over 50 Doctors and healthcare professionals across the state as well as the support of several healthcare organizations including:
American Academy of Pediatrics (Utah Chapter)
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Diabetes Association
National Association of Social Workers (Utah Chapter)
Utah Academy of Family Physicians
Utah Nurses Association
Utah Occupational Therapy Association
Utah Section of the American College of Obstetricia
AND THERE'S MORE: Click HERE to see the growing list of Utah's Doctors, Healthcare providers, professionals and other organizations that support Utah's Proposition 3 for Full Medicaid Expansion
along with the Disabled Rights Action Committee.
*Special Thanks to the UtahDecides.org for this information shown above.