Fiscal Highlights - November 2016

Updated Full Medicaid Expansion Cost Estimates - Russell T. Frandsen ( PDF)

Staff was asked to update full Medicaid expansion cost scenarios. This resulted in five changes to prior estimates as detailed below:
  1. updated enrollment based on individuals with incomes from 100% to 138% of the federal poverty limit who would automatically be put on a full Medicaid expansion and are currently served via the federal healthcare exchange (increased costs)
  2. later start date (decreased costs)
  3. updated per member per month costs based on market and Medicaid experience (increased costs)
  4. more woodwork realized, those who are already eligible for Medicaid who decide to sign up (decreased costs)
  5. more savings from other state-funded programs (decreased costs)
Below is how the full Medicaid expansion scenario compares to prior estimates, such as the one in S.B. 77 from the 2016 General Session:
Below is how the full expansion scenario under Healthy Utah compares to prior estimates, such as S.B. 164 from the 2015 General Session:
For more information please see the following link.
November 2016 Content ( PDF)

Access to High Quality Schools - Hector R. Zumaeta Santiago
During the 2016 General Session, the Utah State Legislature appropriated $11 Million for 3 years (t...
An Evaluation of Tax Exceptions and Inducements - Andrea Wilko
Utah offers more than 170 exceptions to tax code and inducements to behavior change. They can be r...
An Update on Internal Service Fund Rates - Sean C. Faherty
On November 15th, the Executive Appropriations Committee heard an update on internal service funds....
As the Holidays Begin, Let's Discuss Debt Affordability - Steven M. Allred
I recently had the opportunity to attend a National Conference of State Legislatures fiscal seminar...
B&C Roads Funding May Reach $175 Million in 2017 - Thomas E. Young
The 4th Special Session of the 2016 Legislature addressed B and C Roads funding. Among the formula ...
Comprehensive Study of Career and Technical Education in Utah - Jill L.Curry
House Bill 337, Career and Technical Education Comprehensive Study (2015 General Session), created ...
FY 2018 Capital Development Rankings - Brian Wikle
As defined by UCA 63A-5-104, "capital development" means 1) a remodeling, site, or utility project ...
Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI): Status Report - Gary R. Syphus
During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 348 commonly referred to as th...
Managing the $173 Million DCFS Budget - Clare Tobin Lence
At the October 2016 meeting of the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, LFA staff present...
Student Enrollment Continues to Grow - Ben Leishman
A total of 644,476 students enrolled in Utah public schools this fall. This is an increase of 10,58...
Unclaimed Property: A Pleasant Surprise - Alexander R. Wilson
The Utah State Office of the Treasurer has made significant progress over the last three years in r...
Updated Full Medicaid Expansion Cost Estimates - Russell T. Frandsen
Staff was asked to update full Medicaid expansion cost scenarios. This resulted in five changes to ...
USHE Data Available, More to Come - Spencer C. Pratt
The Utah System of Higher Education collects and organizes a significant amount of data from each o...

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