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Utah Medicaid Program Opens Monday for 250 Children

September 28, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY (September 28, 2012) -- The Salt Lake Tribune reported today that the state Department of Health will begin accepting applications next week for a Medicaid-funded autism treatment program for 250 children and noted that state officials have already concluded demand will exceed available funding.

In addition, the Tribune reported that a $1 million pilot program set up for 100 children with private or no insurance has yet to get started. The program was to be funded with voluntary contributions from private employers and insurance companies, but the state has yet to receive any donations.

The Medicaid program is paid for with $4.5 million from from the state and Medicaid.