Utah Medicaid program pays medical bills for people
individual must qualify each month for continued coverage.
The monthly income standard varies between approximately
55% and 133% of the Federal
Poverty Level, depending on category. A person whose
income exceeds the monthly income limit may be considered
for the Medically Needy
program. This program, also referred to as
the "spenddown" program, allows a person who is
otherwise eligible either to pay "excess" monthly
income to the State of Utah or to accept responsibility
for a portion of their monthly medical bills.
resource limit varies, depending on the category of Medicaid.
There is no resource limit for newborn children or pregnant
women. Otherwise, the typical limit is $2,000 for an individual,
$3,000 for two persons, with $25.00 added for each additional
brochure entitled "Exploring Medicaid" explains
the eligibility process, rights and responsibilities,
the selection of a health care provider, and the services
covered by Medicaid. Go to the General
Information page, and look for links
to the brochure under the heading Utah Medicaid
Brochures in English and Spanish.
vocabulary terms - Words, phrases and acronymns
(abbreviations and initials) that are commonly used in
the Medicaid program.
Utah Medicaid program is administered jointly by the Utah
Department of Health and the Utah Department of Workforce
Services. Benefits are paid with federal and state funds.