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

Wednesday, 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 [...]

Utah’s approach to caring for the poor

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Editor’s note: this post was authored by Dr. David Patton, executive director of the Utah Department of Health, and was originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune.  A key component of health reform efforts, both nationally and locally, has always been providing access to appropriate, affordable health care for those who find such services beyond [...]

A Tribute to Firefighters

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

By Governor Gary R. Herbert It’s been said: “All men were created equal, and then a few became firefighters.” I wholeheartedly agree. I could not conclude otherwise after seeing firsthand the heroism and dedication of many of the firefighters who are battling the blazes that have destroyed 14 homes and charred more than 67,000 acres [...]

Market-based Healthcare Reform: Good for Main Street & Good for Wall Street

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

By Governor Gary R. Herbert Located on Main Street in my hometown of American Fork, Utah, is a car repair shop—World Class Auto Service. After the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), insurance premiums for this earnest, small business doubled within one month and it was forced to drop health insurance [...]