Governor to Host 2013 Health Summit

What:    Governor Gary R. Herbert will host his third annual Governor’s Health Summit this week.  A significant portion of the Summit will focus on the state’s pending decision of whether to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

In addition, key leaders from the public and private sectors will provide updates on progress they’ve made in developing and implementing Utah’s strategic health plan.

The entire Summit is open to the media. For the full agenda, visit  Also, see below for information on suggested media opportunities.
Who:    Governor Gary R. Herbert
    Lt. Governor Greg Bell
    David Patton, UDOH Executive Director
    Jason Hwang, MD, Co-author Innovator’s Prescription    
When:     Thursday, September 26, 2013
        8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where:    Salt Palace Convention Center – Room 355, Salt Lake City, Utah

8:45 a.m.     Governor’s Keynote Address
9:30 a.m.      Legislators from neighboring states discuss their Medicaid expansion decisions
10:45 a.m.    Medicaid Expansion Options Community Workgroup
1:00 p.m.     Afternoon speaker, Jason Hwang, MD
2:15 p.m.     Panel discussion of Utah’s strategic health plan