State Leaders Announce Framework for Medicaid Expansion [UPH Wire]

 CONTACT: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Greg Hartley ghartley@le.utah.gov 801.231.2756 Ric Cantrell rcantrell@le.utah.gov 801.647.8944 STATE LEADERS ANNOUNCE FRAMEWORK FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION SALT LAKE CITY – Utah State leaders announced today that they have found consensus around a conceptual framework for Medicaid Expansion. A group of six state leaders has continued meeting since the close of the 2015 General Legislative Session to find a resolution to the ‘coverage gap’ created by Obamacare. The key principles they are working to address include coverage for those most in need, data accuracy regarding assumptions and…

Transparency in the Healthy Utah discussion

Healthcare

Whatever your position on expanding Medicaid in Utah, attacking the post-legislative session discussions as being “secretive” only makes sense if you don’t know anything about public policy formation. When Healthy Utah failed to pass out of a House committee late in the 2015 Legislative Session, Governor Gary Herbert promised to call a special session in July. It set a deadline by which he, Speaker Greg Hughes, and President Wayne Neiderhauser would iron out differences between Healthy Utah and the House’s Utah Cares (which also failed). And that’s the rub. The left leaning activists who…