2024 Public Comment / HB 38

Updated: 4 months ago
Public Policy

February 5, 2024
Nate Crippes / Public Affairs Supervising Attorney
Andrew Riggle / Public Policy Advocate
(801) 363-1347 / (800) 662-9080

We support Representative Eliason’s HB 38 because of the request to create parity in foster care and JJYS Medicaid. These youth need access to mental health care, just like anyone else on Medicaid. Federal Medicaid law requires comparability of services for all those on Medicaid, so a failure to fund this item could result in noncompliance with the State’s obligations under Medicaid.