“It would undoubtedly impact the 300,000 Utahns who rely on Medicaid, 170,000 of whom are children. . . President Trump’s proposed budget would gut approximately $1 trillion from Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act alone,. . In counties like Duchesne, Sevier and Iron, it would impact over 15 percent of their population who are directly enrolled on Medicaid. In San Juan County, that number is over 25 percent. This doesn’t even account for the jobs inevitably lost as regional economic engines like the San Juan Regional Medical Center, which employs over 1,600 people, will be forced to see fewer patients and make cutbacks.”
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