This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Read it in its entirety here. Three months after voters in deep-red Utah approved a pair of ballot measures opposed by many Republican leaders, the state legislature is on the verge of pulling both of them back. In December, the GOP-dominated legislature replaced a voter-approved medical marijuana law with a new version that more tightly controls access to the drug.
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Salt Lake City, UT – This afternoon, the House Business and Labor Committee heard S.B. 96, Sen. Christensen’s bill that would repeal full Medicaid expansion as approved by voters last November. Despite acknowledging the overwhelming public interest in this bill over the first two weeks of the session, Rep. Jim Dunnigan limited public testimony to
Este vídeo apareció originalmente en Telemundo Utah. Mira el clip completo aquí. This article originally appeared in Telemundo Utah. Watch the full clip here. Esto es lo que usted debe saber sobre el tema del Medicaid durante la sesión legislativa 2019. Watch the full clip to hear Lauren Simpson explain what changes Utahans should be watching for in regards to Medicaid expansion
PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – With the 2019 Legislative Session now underway, Alliance for a Better Utah is speaking out against the multiple bills — both already introduced and those anticipated — seeking to undermine the will of the people by not fully expanding Utah’s Medicaid program, as
On April 1st, 2019, 150,000 low-income Utahns will be eligible for affordable healthcare through Medicaid. The people of Utah enacted Medicaid expansion through ballot initiative in the 2018 election after years of inaction from the Utah Legislature. Now, the Legislature is working to strip these 150k Utahns of their healthcare with two different repeal bills.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, final votes from the remaining counties in Utah were certified, making official the successes of Propositions 2, 3, and 4. Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “Today is an excellent day for the
This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Sandy • One clear difference emerged Wednesday night in the race for state House District 32 in southern Salt Lake County: the candidates’ clashing views on the ballot measure to expand Medicaid. Democrat Suzanne Harrison supports Proposition 3 as a lifesaver
Alliance for a Better Utah is celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid programs that have served local Utahns since 1965. As many as 646,300 Utahns are enrolled in Medicare/Medicaid and around 150,000 additional locals could be covered if Utah decides to vote “yes” in November on the Medicaid expansion. “Utahns appreciate the
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 UNCOUNTED BALLOTS AND RESCISSION SHENANIGANS SHOW POOR PROCESS Salt Lake City, UT – Following the revelation that over 150 ballot initiative signature packets were missing or otherwise went uncounted a day after clerks were required to have verified signatures and signature rescissions, Josh Kanter, founder and board
It’s time for our Legislature to quit being the overbearing parent who feels they always know what’s best. When one thinks of the power to make laws here in Utah, the first thing that comes to mind is normally the Utah Legislature. Understandable, as we elect legislators to the Legislature so they may legislate. However,