Affordable Health Care – Alliance for a Better Utah

Affordable Health Care

“The first wealth is health.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

The costs of health care continue to skyrocket. As a result, many Utahns have been unable to afford health care essential for their well-being. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made great strides in attempting to bridge some of the structural problems behind health care, tens of thousands of our neighbors are still without health insurance or are struggling to pay premiums. We now face “repeal and replace” of the ACA, which comes with even more uncertainty. We at Better Utah will continue to stand with our allies in the health care community until all Utahns, especially the poor and needy among us, have access to affordable healthcare.

The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced in July 2009 and was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Barack Obama.  Now referred to as “Obamacare,” this overhaul of the health care system bars insurers from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, enforcing lifetime maximums, kicking...

The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was unpopular before the ink of President Obama's signature was done drying. There have been numerous votes in Congress to repeal the ACA entirely, limit the reach of the law, or delay its implementation. It was not until the 2016 election, when Republicans gained control of the...

ACA “Repeal and Replace” Report and Stories

ACA "Repeal and Replace" Report In January 2017, Alliance for a Better Utah released a survey asking Utahns to share their opinion about the GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After receiving over 1,700 responses, Better Utah compiled and released a report on the views of these Utahns. A large majority...