Posts related to ‘Healthcare’

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

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

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 […]

Forbes guest column misses the mark on Healthy Utah criticism

Posted on: October 30th, 2014

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 […]

Healthy Utah to be considered in general session

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

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 […]

Making lemonade from federal lemons

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

Gov. Herbert told reporters this morning that he’s working to take the lemons given to the state through the federal health reform and turn them into lemonade. “I think the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is flawed and needs fixing, repealing or replacing,” said the governor. “That being said, we have lemons and I’m trying to […]

Healthy Utah negotiations moving forward

Posted on: September 17th, 2014

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 […]

Poll shows Utahns support gov’s Healthy Utah plan

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

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. […]

Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

Utah named #1 again, and again, and again

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

(July 16, 2014)  Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.   “Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a […]

Utahns express overwhelming support for Healthy Utah plan

Posted on: June 19th, 2014

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 […]

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

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

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 […]