Better Utah & University of Utah School of Medicine Students to Deliver Donut Holes to Legislators to promote Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap

 

Salt Lake City – The media is invited as the Alliance for a Better Utah and a group of 30 students from the University of Utah School of Medicine deliver donut holes to Utah state legislators, the Governor and the Lt. Governor at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 19th during Interim Session at the State Capitol. The donut holes will be accompanied by an invitation to view the trailer at www.betterutah.org/stillwaiting and attend a full screening of the documentary film, Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap, on  Tuesday, September 1st at 7 pm at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney School of Law.

The delivery of the donut holes and invitation by these medical school students continues to highlight the tens of thousands of Utahns who are still waiting for heath care coverage and currently living within the coverage gap that could be filled by full Medicaid expansion.  The Utah legislature has recently announced a framework for Medicaid expansion but is yet to pass legislation to implement an expansion plan under the Affordable Care Act.

Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap is a documentary film by Spencer Merrick and John Sanchez, medical students at the University of Utah. The film is sponsored and co-produced by the Alliance for a Better Utah. The film and promotions around the event are part of Better Utah’s #StillWaiting campaign, aimed at telling the stories of Utahns in the coverage gap and calling Utah State Leaders to action.  The film’s debut screening will be on September 1st at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. The trailer for the film can be seen at www.betterutah.org/stillwaiting.

Who:                Better Utah & Students from the University of Utah School of Medicine

What:               Deliver of Donut Holes

Where:             Utah State Capitol, Capitol Rotunda, Second Floor

When:              10:00 am, Wednesday, August 19th

 

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