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One Medicaid expansion bill gains favor of leadership, but people still want more

Source: Deseret News Utah’s House speaker has once again put his foot down when it comes to Medicaid expansion, but Utahns are still asking for broader access than what one popular bill would provide. House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan, R-Kearns, has proposed HB437 to expand coverage to the poorest in Utah, specifically childless adults who are chronically

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Diverse group urges lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Source: KSL It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah Thursday. What is typically an unending list of patients pleading with lawmakers to give them access to health insurance, Thursday’s meeting was filled with organizational executives, local religious leaders, doctors and other providers, professors and experts, economists

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Cheerleaders for Medicaid expansion ask Utah lawmakers to consider implications

Source: Deseret News It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah Thursday. What is typically an unending list of patients pleading with lawmakers to give them access to health insurance, Thursday’s meeting was filled with organizational executives, local religious leaders, doctors and other providers, professors and experts,

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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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Utahns get well-deserved recognition with 2013 Better Beehive Awards

Salt Lake City – Among the winners of the Alliance for a Better UTAH’s 2013 Better Beehive Awards are the journalists who uncovered former Attorney General John Swallow’s corrupt dealings, a Republican legislator who favors medicaid expansion, and an unlikely gay pride festival. Better UTAH is continuing its annual tradition of honoring groups and individuals

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