Better UTAH board member Diane Stewart tells Utahns why supporting Medicaid expansion is the only option that makes sense. From the beginning, the conversation surrounding Medicaid expansion was hijacked by the far right. As a result, since the announcement of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan, each successive plan has been watered down in one
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Better Utah intern Kyle Eng penned an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune discussing how Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah is still the best option for expanding Medicaid in Utah. It has been more than 300 days since Gov. Gary Herbert introduced his version of Medicaid expansion known as “Healthy Utah,” which would have returned $446 million
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Better Utah calls GOP Caucus to Action; Launches Medicaid Clock Utahns are #StillWaiting Salt Lake City, Utah – Today, the Alliance for a Better Utah will call on the Utah GOP Caucus and State Legislature to take action on Medicaid expansion. Today marks 636 days since the
It’s now been three months since the Gang of Six announced its tentative, skeletal framework to replace Healthy Utah, Gov. Herbert’s proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion that was supported by over 80% of Utahns. Yet despite lofty promises of a, “broad, conceptual framework”, no formal plan has been released. The Legislature’s failure to act was
Salt Lake City — Better UTAH will be hosting a special debut screening of the documentary, Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap, a film by two University of Utah medical students, Spencer Merrick and John Sanchez, to share just a few stories of the 53,000 Utahns who, after 5 years, are #StillWaiting
Better Utah & University of Utah School of Medicine Students to Deliver Donut Holes to Legislators to promote Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap
Salt Lake City – The media is invited as the Alliance for a Better Utah and a group of 30 students from the University of Utah School of Medicine deliver donut holes to Utah state legislators, the Governor and the Lt. Governor at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 19th during Interim Session at the State
Better Utah to Participate in Medicaid Expansion Press Conference & Announces Release of Film Trailer: Donut Hole: Life in the Medicaid Coverage Gap
Salt Lake City – The Alliance for a Better Utah will participate in a Press Conference on Medicaid Expansion at 10am today, August 18, 2015 in the Utah State Capitol Presentation Room in Salt Lake City. Lauren Howells, Better Utah’s Karen Shepherd Fellow, will speak at the Press Conference on behalf of Better Utah. The
Salt Lake City – The Interim Session on July 15, 2015 will mark the 898th day since Utah had the first opportunity to expand healthcare coverage to our most vulnerable brothers, sisters, family, friends and neighbors. After a series of self-imposed deadlines, Utah’s legislative body has missed yet another deadline to make a decision
By further delaying their own self-imposed deadline, Speaker Hughes and Representative Dunnigan have again revealed their disdain for those less fortunate.
Today, the United State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, upholding nationwide tax subsidies to help low income and middle class people afford health insurance.