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June 11, 2014

DESERET NEWS: State's inaction on Medicaid expansion may mean cuts to S.L. County prevention, treatment programs

Michelle Schmitt - Email

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County's reliance on fund balances to pay for substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs has reached a brink, Mayor Ben McAdams says

Unless the Utah Legislature addresses Medicaid expansion in special session this summer, Salt Lake County faces cutting prevention and treatment programs by 12 percent by Jan. 1, 2015, McAdams said. The cuts would affect 3,200 people, among them 570 clients receiving treatment services.

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