About Medicare in Utah

Open enrollment begins again October 15

In 2011, 47,672,971 Americans were listed as Medicare beneficiaries. Of those receiving Medicare benefits, 286,630 were Utah residents. That means that 10.0 percent of Utah's population was enrolled in the health care safety net. Of those beneficiaries,

According to the most recent data (2004 figures), Medicare spending estimates Medicare spending in Utah was 1,391 million dollars - or 0.5% of total U.S. Medicare spending. That spending was marked a 0.0% increase from 1995 (to 2004). The average spending per Utah beneficiary was $6,142.

In 2011, 88,115 of Utah Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. Figures from 2010 show that 80,839 Utah Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in stand-alone prescription drug plans, while 80,839 were enrolled in Medicare Advantage Drug Plans.

How do UT elected officials vote on Medicare issues?

H.Con.Res.112: Ryan Budget Bill 2012

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Date of Vote: 3/29/2012 Status: House passed 228-191, 12 not voting

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This bill would end Medicare as we know it, replacing it with a voucher system for seniors to buy health insurance coverage on the open market. Actuaries say the amount of the vouchers would not be enough for seniors to replace the coverage they would lose with the end of Medicare. [more]

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Where to get help with Medicare in Utah

Nutrition – Utah
This site provides information on congregate meals and home-delivered meals for Utah’s seniors. Information includes other nutrition-related services such as nutritional assessment and counseling.

Long-term ombudsman
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) seeks resolution to problems and advocates for the rights of residents of Utah long-term care facilities. This site enables you to find an ombudsmen near you.

Area Agencies on Aging directory – Utah
Directory of Area Agencies on Aging by location in Utah. Includes contact information. Area Agencies on Aging help link seniors to aging services and help determine eligibility.

Aging Waiver
Aging Waiver is a Utah state program to help frail seniors stay in their homes.  Site provides information on eligibilty, enrollment and services.

Frequently Asked Questions on aging services
This site, posted by the Utah Department of Human Services, provides information on adult protective services, health insurance information, legal services  and nutrition counseling. Answers questions about eligibility, services, and where to go to to tap into the  service.

In-home services
The Utah Department of Human Services provides this list of  services that may be available, such as homemaker, chores, adult day care); eligibility and contact information.

HealthInsight
HealthInsight is the peer review organization serving the State of Utah.Peer Review Organizations are non-governmental, physician-sponsored organizations contracted with Medicare to monitor the hospital Prospective Payment System and perform utilization and quality review functions.

Insurance Programs (Utah Department of Human Services)
This site provides an overview of Medicare A, Medicare B, supplements to Medicare, downloadable supplemental insurance, home- and community-based waivers, low-income Medicare beneficiary program, qualified Medicare beneficiary program, and long-term care insurance.

Long-term care insurance – Utah
This site provides information on long-term care insurance in Utah to include costs, long-term care insurance policies, benefits, consumer protections, and tips on choosing a long-term care policy.

Medicare & your elected officials

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