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Press Release – BETTER UTAH RESPONDS TO FAILURE OF AHCA

Salt Lake City, UT – After failing to secure sufficient votes to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill moments before it was scheduled for a vote. Chase Thomas, Better Utah’s policy and advocacy counsel, issued the following statement: “The defeat of the AHCA is a

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Press Release – BETTER UTAH CALLS ON UTAH REPRESENTATIVES TO OPPOSE AHCA

Salt Lake City, UT – Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives postponed a vote scheduled for later today on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA is House Republicans’ effort to fulfill their longtime campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” Negotiations in securing sufficient Republican

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Who is Speaker Hughes protecting?

The Healthy Utah Medicaid expansion plan is the culmination of two years of negotiations by the Governor. It has been thoroughly reviewed by the Interim Legislative Health Reform Task Force. It enjoys overwhelming public support. It has also been heard in a Senate committee and debated on the Senate floor, not once, but twice, each

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Policy statement on Medicaid expansion

Overview: The ACA requires that nearly all individuals be covered by health insurance. Currently in Utah, most Medicaid recipients (e.g. pregnant women, disabled adults, elderly adults) are eligible subject to an income limitation of 100% of the poverty threshold. Adults without children are currently not eligible for Medicaid in Utah. The ACA allows each state

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