Press Release – ALLIANCE FOR A BETTER UTAH TO DELIVER UTAH ACA REPORT TO GOVERNOR AND UTAH LEADERS

Salt Lake City, UT – Good government group, Alliance for a Better Utah, distributed a survey addressing the GOP’s intent to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. In less than two weeks, over 1700 Utahns responded. Better Utah created a report (embargoed until tomorrow) reflecting participants’ experiences with the ACA, as well as a collection of their stories.

Better Utah will hold a press conference on Wednesday, February 15th, to deliver its Utah Affordable Care Act Report to Governor Herbert, legislative leaders, and Utah’s congressional delegation.

What: Better Utah Press Conference and delivery of ACA Report to Governor Herbert and Utah leaders

Who:

  • Josh Kanter, Board Chair, Alliance for a Better Utah
  • David Irvine, Board Member, Alliance for a Better Utah
  • Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel, Alliance for a Better Utah
  • Whitney Duhaime, Vice President, Denials Management
  • Pooja Jairam, Utah Health Policy Project
  • ACA Survey Participants

When: 12:30 PM, Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Where: Presentation Room, Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah

On December 2, 2016, the Trump Administration sent a letter to governors and state insurance commissioners requested feedback about the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Disappointed that ordinary Utahns were not asked to participate in this feedback, Better Utah launched a survey to seek both quantitative and qualitative data about Utahns views of the ACA and the effort to “repeal and replace” the program. The survey asked participants about current coverage (seen here), feelings on “repeal and replace,” benefits included under ACA, and were given the opportunity to elaborate on their thoughts. 1702 responses were received in the first two weeks. This data has been aggregated and summarized in Better Utah’s ACA report.

Coincidentally, and unrelated to the effort by Better Utah, The New York Times has issued a similar call requesting ACA feedback from Utahns – Better Utah hopes to collaborate with The New York Times to collate the data collected by both groups.

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