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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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Commentary: Will of the people

This article originally appeared in Utah Policy. There are a number of legislators and anti-Medicaid expansion advocates who continue to bluster over what exactly Utah voters meant when they cast their votes for Medicaid expansion in 2018. These legislators insist that S.B. 96 is, in fact, keeping with the will of the people because they’re expanding Medicaid to more than what

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Our Greatest Shame

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The flu this year is scary. For a variety of reasons that experts are still working to understand, the flu is killing around 4,000 Americans a week and will likely end up taking more lives than were lost to the Swine flu in 2009-2010. As a mother of two young children ages 3 years and

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Kicking the Healthy Utah can down the road.

The gavel fell at midnight last Thursday marking the end of the 2015 Legislative session. But even though the legislature passed 524 new bills, they left the most important bill sitting on the table–Healthy Utah Medicaid Expansion. Once again, tens of thousands of Utahns are left without coverage, unable to get preventative care and left

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