Healthcare

Hundreds of thousands of Utahns stand to be affected by upcoming changes in health care policy. The Affordable Care Act is under attack and basic health services are in danger of disappearing. The phrase “pre-existing condition” might send shivers down your spine. 

We believe that no one should have to choose between vital medical services and putting food on the table for their families. ABU continuously monitors the status of health care, both in Washington and on Utah’s Capitol Hill to keep you informed and to provide a voice for those who need it most. 

2020 BillsBetter Utah in the News

Time for Utah to be pro-family in action, not just words

This commentary originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Recently, a group of Utah lawmakers introduced a “pro-family” bill package featuring expanded contraceptive access, comprehensive sex education, infertility coverage, childcare options and family leave policies. As a parent, I was impressed. If we are serious about wanting to be a …

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2019 BillsAccountability/Transparency

Press Release: Senator Vickers’ business interests reveal further issues with the Legislature’s handling of Props 2 and 3

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday, a story about Senator Vickers’ business interests in the pharmaceutical industry broke. Sen. Vickers, the Senate Majority Leader, has two family-owned pharmacies in Iron County which distribute 34 percent of the County’s opiates–more than even Walmart’s pharmacy. …

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2019 BillsBetter Utah on the Hill

Press Release: Sean Reyes’ attempt to take a healthcare from Utahns heard in Federal Appeals Court

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, a federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in Texas Vs U.S. The lawsuit is backed by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, and aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety.  Lauren Simpson, policy director …

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PRESS RELEASE: LAWMAKERS MUST STOP TRYING TO ELIMINATE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2019CONTACT: Katie Matheson | Alliance for a Better Utahkatie@betterutah.org | 845.775.7901 Salt Lake City, UT – This afternoon, state lawmakers spoke at a rally help by Abortion Free Utah, a new radical coalition aiming to undermine the constitutional rights of Utahns. Utah State Senator …

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Comprehensive sex-ed is violence prevention

I was 18 years old and a few months into my first semester at college when I was sexually assaulted by a friend in the dorms. It was an event that left me shattered. I felt dirty and broken. Every time I showered I felt disgusted by the sight of …

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Better Utah in the NewsBlog

Hundreds rally at Utah Capitol to protest abortion bans in the state and around the country

This article originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. More than 300 people joined a rally at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday as part of a national movement to oppose abortion bans passed by state legislatures attempting to challenge the 1973 Supreme Court ruling …

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2019 BillsBetter Utah on the Hill

Stop the bans

Earlier this week I was honored to have been asked to speak at a rally hosted by Planned Parenthood, the theme of which was, “Stop the [abortion] Bans.” This rally was a part of a national day of action in response to the recent slew of anti-abortion laws that have …

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Better Utah in the NewsBlog

Utah city council to consider resolution opposing abortion

This article originally appeared in The Sacramento Bee. Read it in its entirety here. RIVERTON, UTAH A Utah city council is scheduled to consider a declaration of opposition to abortion. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday that the Riverton City Council’s resolution would declare its support for unborn humans and …

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