Posts related to ‘Healthcare’

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 […]

Utah’s approach to caring for the poor

Posted on: 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

Posted on: 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

Posted on: 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 […]