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. 

Better Utah StaffBlog

Why is it so controversial to wear a mask?

As the person whose job it is to moderate Alliance for a Better Utah’s social media accounts, I spend an uncomfortable amount of time reading through social media posts and comments. And when it comes to comments about the pandemic and how we as a society survive and heal, it’s …

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Better Utah BoardBlog

People are not experiencing the pandemic the same

By Darlene McDonald This week, the number of Americans who have died from Covid-19 reached a bleak milestone. The number of people who have died from Covid-19 surpassed the number of Americans killed during the twenty-year Vietnam War. That is a heartbreaking reality of the devastation brought on by a …

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Accountability/TransparencyBlog

Press Release: Better Utah submits price gouging complaint with Utah Department of Consumer Protection against Meds in Motion

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Alliance for a Better Utah submitted a price gouging complaint with the Utah Department of Consumer Protection against Meds in Motion. The complaint, which can be found here, outlines the $800,000 sale of antimalarial drugs to the …

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2020 BillsAccountability/Transparency

Press Release: Another power grab by the Utah Legislature

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the Utah House passing S.B. 3004, Covid-19 Health and Economic Response Act, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:  “S.B. 3004 is an example of a solution in …

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Better Utah BoardBlog

Coronavirus in Utah

Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19–names that confuse, strike fear, and bewilder the general public. These words have become part of our every-day lexicon. There is not a day that goes by when there is not at least one discussion of the virus and how it is upending everyone’s lives. What started …

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Accountability/TransparencyHealthcare

Press Release: Better Utah statement on Utah Leads Together Plan

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following the release of the Utah Leads Together Plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:  “Given the failure of national leaders, it has become …

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2020 BillsBetter Utah on the Hill

Press Release: Better Utah statement on abortion ban bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Following debate and passage of SB 174, Abortion Prohibition Amendments, in the Legislature, Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “It was made clear today during debate that, should this bill …

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Better Utah on the HillBetter Utah Staff

45 days of intensity

After 45 days of an intense legislative session, I think many of us can agree that it feels more like we’ve aged a few years. These seven weeks brought both the highs that reinvigorated our passion for the issues we fight for, as well as the humbling lows that on …

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