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How I see S.B. 96: Sustainable Medicaid Expansion

Without any kind of Medicaid expansion, roughly 70,000 Utahns would be too poor to qualify for subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange, and yet would not qualify for Medicaid. We have all been concerned about filling this significant “coverage gap” in our social safety net. Meanwhile, under the Affordable Care Act, Utahns have been […]

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Federal Government Approves Medicaid Waiver

This morning, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the approval of Utah’s request to the federal government to expand Medicaid services in Utah. On November 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — formally approved Utah’s request to expand Medicaid services to between 4,000 and […]

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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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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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