Tag: affordable healthcare

The modern-day Tiny Tim

Macy Pingree is a policy intern with Alliance for a Better Utah. We have all heard the phrase, money doesn’t buy happiness. This saying can be traced back to the eighteen hundreds, so it is safe to say that it has been around for a while. While it has gone through subtle changes over the

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Controversial Medicaid law signed

This article originally appeared in the Moab Times. Read it in its entirety here. As the 2019 session of the Utah Legislature continues into its third week, the debate over Medicaid expansion has dominated the headlines. Demonstrations occurred on the Capitol grounds and inside the legislative chambers as Utah lawmakers worked on a replacement for a voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Utah Senators passed an amended version of Senate Bill

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Okay fine, let’s talk about abortion

Last week, a House committee gave the green light to H.B. 166, Rep. Lisonbee’s resurrected bill prohibiting abortion if the sole reason is because the fetus has Down syndrome. It’s a bad bill for a number of reasons: it can’t go into effect right now because it would be unconstitutional; it’s more “resolution” than “bill”

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Despite protests, Utah House secures two-thirds majority for replacement Medicaid plan that allows full expansion as a last resort

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Under the eyes of a capacity crowd, and with protesters inside and outside their chamber, members of the Utah House voted Friday for a partial Medicaid expansion program that would revert to full expansion in the event federal administrators reject the state’s plans. Representatives voted 56-19 for SB96, securing the two-thirds majority required for immediate

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Fall Up at the Utah Legislature

  It is now my favorite season in Utah: fall! The beautiful yellow Aspen leaves along the Alpine Loop are not the only evidence of this wonderful season falling upon us, but the trees in the loop around the Utah State Capitol have also taken on the various autumnal shades. I love the landscaping up

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Call to Action: Protect Our Healthcare!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s the nightmare that will never end… Yes, our healthcare system needs to be fixed — there are problems with the ACA and other aspects of the way we structure insurance and pay for our healthcare. But does that mean we should rush towards solutions that could potentially undermine the whole system and make it

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August 2017 Interim Session Update: “Healthcare and All that Good Stuff”

Healthcare and All that Good Stuff: August 2017 It was a busy week on the hill for healthcare committees. Legislators heard from various groups on medicaid expansion, insurance premiums, and general healthcare structures. Healthcare Systems Legislators heard from the The Commonwealth Fund, which included a presentation on the general health of the healthcare system, comparison

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“Is Anyone Among You Suffering?”

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John 3:17 As the healthcare debate has raged around us for the past few months, this scripture has often been in my mind and led

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Utahns protest GOP’s vote to repeal, replace Obamacare

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune and True Viral News Rolling off the House floor on a knee-scooter after surgery on a 12-year-old foot injury, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said he had ignored his doctor’s advice and flew to Washington to vote with his GOP colleagues to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a Republican plan that

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