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Healthy Utah protects taxpayers, provides coverage for low-income Utahns

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL HEALTHY UTAH PLAN Joined by community, business and faith leaders, Gov. Gary Herbert rolled out the details on his Healthy Utah plan today. The governor’s remarks are included here along with a link to the full plan, which is an alternative to Medicaid expansion that will bring tax dollars […]

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Forbes guest column misses the mark on Healthy Utah criticism

On October 16, 2014 Forbes.com posted an opinion piece by Jonathan Ingram, Nic Horton and Josh Archambault critical of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan. While the governor can respect differing opinions on important issues such as this, the administration cannot allow the half-truths and blatant misrepresentations presented in the piece to go unchecked. The […]

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Healthy Utah to be considered in general session

The Healthy Utah Plan will be considered during the 2015 general legislative session, which begins in January, rather than in a special session. That’s the announcement Gov. Gary Herbert made during his monthly news conference today. “We’ve been involved in long negotiations and we’ve come to an agreement with the Obama administration on what we […]

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Healthy Utah negotiations moving forward

Following a productive negotiation with the secretary of health and human services, Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan moving closer to being read to present to the Legislature. To borrow a page from coaching legend John Wooden, the governor is taking a “be quick but don’t hurry,” approach. “The first priority of business is to make […]

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Poll shows Utahns support gov’s Healthy Utah plan

The more people know about the governor’s Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, the more they support it. That’s according to a Dan Jones & Associates, Zions Bank and Utah Policy poll released today. A total of 67 percent of those polled support the Healthy Utah plan, with 22 percent saying they strongly support it. […]

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Utahns express overwhelming support for Healthy Utah plan

Utahns overwhelmingly support Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan to provide health insurance for those most vulnerable in our state according to a poll released this week. “The poll shows that the more people understand The Healthy Utah plan, the more they like it,” said Gov. Herbert. “I’ve said all along that doing nothing is not an […]

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Trip to DC has Gov. Herbert confident deal can be made on Healthy Utah plan

This week, Gov. Herbert continued to push his Healthy Utah plan with members of the Obama Administration, meeting with Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. “We were received very well. Conceptually, Sec. Sebelius and her staff were very willing to engage in talking about the Healthy Utah approach and granting maximum flexibility under […]

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