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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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What’s in a Name? Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

Over the past several months I have had conversations with family and friends about health care concerns that face our nation. We’ve discussed possible solutions for families who cannot afford health insurance, the anxiety we have when someone is denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition and other issues that face the United States. In

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Herbert’s Fear Tactics

On June 28, the day the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, the stock market (as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average) opened down at 12,529. The drop was attributed to an overnight reaction to events in Europe. The market did not move materially at the time the court’s opinion was issued.

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 9!

Better UTAH Beat episode 9! Senator Orrin Hatch and Governor Gary Herbert employ “Fear Tactics” after the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling as they lie about the Affordable Care Act’s implications for Utah.

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Reactions mixed, volatile on health care reform

… Christine Cardamon sells insurance. But she hasn’t been able to buy it for herself. She couldn’t get insurance because of rheumatoid arthritis. She flirted with buying an expensive policy that would exclude that condition. She got accident coverage, figuring at least that would be covered if she was injured somehow. When she investigated other

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Better UTAH On ACA Ruling: The Time For Politics Is Over!

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Better UTAH On ACA Ruling: The Time For Politics Is Over _________________________________________________________________________ As a result of today’s Supreme Court ruling, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now the law of the land, including the so-called “individual mandate” originally proposed by The Heritage Foundation, promoted by conservative Republicans and

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Better UTAH Beat episode 7! June 19, 2012

This week we examine why Utah desperately needs Obamacare, and how conservative candidates love to go negative but don’t have any plans of their own. Second, we discuss the hypocrisy of State Auditor candidate John Dougall who is claiming to be the voice of government transparency.

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