COVERAGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COVERAGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Healthy Utah may get off the ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398938-82/health-utah-herbert-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398938-82/health-utah-herbert-care.html.csp">Editorial: Healthy Utah may get off the ground</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T17:29:01.626-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gary Herbert has found himself in a tough spot. Not as tough as the spot that thousands of Utah residents without health insurance find themselves in every day, but tough enough. Every decent bone in the governor’s body has to know how utterly heartless it would be for the state to just walk away from the expansion of Medicaid health care coverage as offered by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Not only would the expanded coverage prevent suffering, save lives and otherwise do invaluable g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398938@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:29:01 MDT Letter: Thanks for your WNBA finals coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58392856-82/wnba-finals-attracts-barker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58392856-82/wnba-finals-attracts-barker.html.csp">Letter: Thanks for your WNBA finals coverage</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T17:11:02.156-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thank you for covering the WNBA finals. There are many of us who were fans of the Utah Starzz WNBA team who still follow the WNBA. Stephen P. Barker West Valley City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58392856@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:11:02 MDT Take Care Utah network gets $485,000 from feds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58389379-78/health-utah-care-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58389379-78/health-utah-care-insurance.html.csp">Take Care Utah network gets $485,000 from feds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T22:30:57.483-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Take Care Utah will once again help Utah residents, free of charge, find and enroll in private health insurance plans. The Utah Health Policy Project announced Monday that the federal Department of Health and Human Services picked it and its partners in Take Care Utah to be the nonprofit community-based navigator in Utah for another year. The insurance marketplace at heathcare.gov opens on Nov.15. The grant is for $485,198, up from the $406,000 grant last year, when Take Care Utah’s network of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389379@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:30:57 MDT Utah football: WRs’ friendly competition is Utes’ gain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58382738-89/anderson-scott-utah-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58382738-89/anderson-scott-utah-utes.html.csp">Utah football: WRs’ friendly competition is Utes’ gain</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:57.688-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah fans thought they were watching an in-sync, high-octane offense that put up 59 points on Saturday afternoon, but there was more to it. They were watching a contest of one-upsmanship from Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott, a friendly rivalry that worked very well for the Utes and devastated Fresno State’s secondary. In a race for catches, yards and touchdowns, neither wanted to fall too far behind. “We always have a competition,” Scott said. “When I am on the field and I score first, [Anderson...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382738@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:57 MDT China police probe alleged extortion by reporters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373556-79/news-financial-state-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373556-79/news-financial-state-china.html.csp">China police probe alleged extortion by reporters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIDI TANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T09:22:02.238-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Police in Shanghai detained the chief editor and several employees of an influential Chinese financial news site on allegations they extorted money from companies by threatening to publish negative news about them, state media said Thursday. The case surrounding www.21cbh.com, the website for the 21st Century Business Herald, is the latest scandal involving news corruption in China, where extortion schemes have plagued the state-owned media, especially outlets specializing in financial...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583735562014-09-04T09:22:02.238-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T09:22:02.238-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373556@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:22:02 MDT Editorial: Herbert should give up on work requirement for Healthy Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352039-82/herbert-utah-health-medicaid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352039-82/herbert-utah-health-medicaid.html.csp">Editorial: Herbert should give up on work requirement for Healthy Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:55:48.135-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The good news is that low-income households in a state with a Republican governor and a Republican legislature will now have the opportunity to get health care coverage under an expanded Medicaid program because state officials have dropped their insistence on a work requirement for all those who benefit. The bad news is that state was not Utah. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday struck the deal with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services that will allow the Keystone State to exp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352039@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:55:48 MDT New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351749-68/tax-health-insurance-forms.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351749-68/tax-health-insurance-forms.html.csp">New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the Department of Health and Human Services must send out millions of new tax forms next year. They’re like W-2s for people getting health insurance tax credits under President Barack Obama’s law. The forms are called 1095-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517492014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351749@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:41 MDT Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp">Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARC LEVY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and HOPE YEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Harrisburg, Pa. • A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state’s plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration and the federal agency agreed to a plan that lets private insurers administer Medicaid-funded coverage that adheres to Medicaid’s existing rules. The plan vastl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487172014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:55:49 MDT Three ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342803-79/insurers-patients-insurance-coverage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342803-79/insurers-patients-insurance-coverage.html.csp">Three ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T09:04:02.23-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--Insurers-Sick Patients,1223 Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there’s still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling. Insurance companies can exclude some well-known cancer hospitals or certain individual specialists who treat pricey conditions from the list of providers they cover under a plan. They can dissuade HIV patients from signing up for coverage by requiring...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583428032014-08-27T09:04:02.23-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T09:04:02.23-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342803@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:04:02 MDT Dionne: Obamacare successful in all but name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334419-82/obamacare-percent-law-pryor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334419-82/obamacare-percent-law-pryor.html.csp">Dionne: Obamacare successful in all but name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T09:50:37.099-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.” So how’s that Obamacare thing working out for the GOP? The most significant bit of election news over the last week was the decision of Sen. Mark Pryor, the embattled Arkansas Democrat, to run an ad touting his vote for the health care law as a positive for the people o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334419@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:50:37 MDT Feds: 4,300 Utahns must verify immigration status or lose coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292773-78/health-coverage-utah-immigration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292773-78/health-coverage-utah-immigration.html.csp">Feds: 4,300 Utahns must verify immigration status or lose coverage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T01:01:02.769-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Obama administration said Wednesday that 4,300 Utahns are among the 310,000 people it is asking by phone, email or letter to provide citizenship or immigration details — or face losing their health insurance. Those being notified bought coverage at the HealthCare.gov website, but their information didn’t match records the government has on file. They can upload the necessary documents at the site. If they don’t do so by Sept. 5, their health coverage will end Sept. 30, the Department of Heal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292773@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT 4 keys to appealing a rejected insurance claim http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292274-79/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292274-79/story.csp">4 keys to appealing a rejected insurance claim</a></h4>

By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T13:58:02.444-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--On the Money-Health Insurance Appeals,825 4 keys to appealing a rejected insurance claim By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Keep calm and take notes. Stay true to this principle and you can improve your odds of successfully fighting a health insurer’s claim rejection. Experts who help with the appeals process say patients have a 50 percent chance or better of prevailing. They say a winning argument may require heavy doses of research and persistence, but the end result is a decision that ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582922742014-08-13T13:58:02.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T13:58:02.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292274@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:58:02 MDT Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292330-79/wellpoint-anthem-insurer-brand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292330-79/wellpoint-anthem-insurer-brand.html.csp">Insurer WellPoint plans name change to Anthem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T09:37:01.881-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolis • WellPoint, one of the biggest players on the health care overhaul’s new insurance exchanges, wants to switch its corporate name back to the Anthem brand its customers know by the end of this year. The nation’s second-largest health insurer said the name it used before combining in 2004 with WellPoint Health Networks is the best brand to go by in a market that’s becoming more consumer-focused. WellPoint sells coverage using its Anthem name in several states, including California, K...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582923302014-08-13T09:37:01.881-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T09:37:01.881-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292330@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:37:01 MDT Letter: TV reporter’s remark is offensive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284626-82/reporter-remark-cottonwood-coverage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284626-82/reporter-remark-cottonwood-coverage.html.csp">Letter: TV reporter’s remark is offensive</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:02.953-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the recent North Salt Lake landslide coverage, a local TV reporter referred to “the homeowner and his wife.” Am I the only one offended by this remark? Don D. Marsh Cottonwood Heights</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284626@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:02 MDT Landslide insurance is not that expensive, if you can get it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267863-90/insurance-kingdon-landslides-coverage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267863-90/insurance-kingdon-landslides-coverage.html.csp">Landslide insurance is not that expensive, if you can get it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T11:20:47.595-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Homeowners insurance tends to exclude landslides, but people can still find coverage. The typical homeowner policy doesn’t cover landslides because carriers don’t want that kind of exposure, said Eric Kingdon, a board member of the Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents and an independent agent himself. And while it varies company to company, underwriters might deny people such coverage because of their proximity to a steep slope, or based on soil studies that show the earth is soft,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267863@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:20:47 MDT Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263348-68/states-points-uninsured-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263348-68/states-points-uninsured-law.html.csp">Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T11:41:18.891-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama’s health care law has become a tale of two Americas. States that fully embraced the law’s coverage expansion are experiencing a significant drop in the number of uninsured residents, according to a major new survey released Tuesday. States — like Utah — whose leaders still object to “Obamacare” are seeing much less change. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found an overall drop of 4 percentage points in the share of uninsured residents for states acceptin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582633482014-08-05T11:41:18.891-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T11:41:18.891-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263348@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:41:18 MDT WellPoint‘s strong quarter tops expectations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241142-79/wellpoint-quarter-coverage-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241142-79/wellpoint-quarter-coverage-health.html.csp">WellPoint‘s strong quarter tops expectations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE CHAPMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T09:06:01.349-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • WellPoint’s second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation’s health care laws climbed. It still beat Wall Street expectations, and the nation’s second-biggest health insurer raised its profit expectations for the year. Its shares fell in morning trading after initially rising. For the three months ended June 30, WellPoint’s net income declined to $731.1 million, or $2.56 per share, from $800.1 million, or $2.64 per share, in the same quarter a year ea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582411422014-07-30T09:06:01.349-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T09:06:01.349-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241142@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:06:01 MDT Letter: Right-wing ideas have gone nowhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224307-82/coverage-economy-ideas-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224307-82/coverage-economy-ideas-gay.html.csp">Letter: Right-wing ideas have gone nowhere</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:03.107-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The right-wing ideas have now been proven to be bankrupt: 1. They said Obamacare was to be the ruin of our country. Well, it is working and providing coverage for millions of Americans who never have had coverage and has made it so insurance companies can no longer refuse coverage if you or a family member has a pre-existing condition. 2. They said gay marriage was the demise of our country. Nineteen states now have gay marriage, and everything seems to be working fine there. 3. They said climat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224307@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:03 MDT Letter: Just expanding Medicaid is most bang for buck http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215683-82/utah-medicaid-health-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215683-82/utah-medicaid-health-expansion.html.csp">Letter: Just expanding Medicaid is most bang for buck</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:02.151-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday you reported (“Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without coverage,” July 17) how local residents and health professionals are advocating for the expansion of Medicaid and Gov. Herbert’s “Healthy Utah Plan,” as thousands’ income levels are deemed ineligible for health care aid. When analyzing Healthy Utah, there are no clear differences between the new plan and proposed Medicaid expansion. In both cases, the level of poverty would be adjusted ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215683@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT What Utahns need to know about today’s Obamacare rulings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58211182-90/subsidies-federal-state-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58211182-90/subsidies-federal-state-health.html.csp">What Utahns need to know about today’s Obamacare rulings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:02:00.14-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The latest legal fight over the Affordable Care Act takes aim at federal subsidies given to residents of Utah and 35 other states that didn’t set up their own health care marketplaces. A panel of D.C. Circuit judges ruled Tuesday the law allows federal subsidies to flow only through state-created marketplaces and not to people who bought coverage through Healthcare.gov. But on the same day, a 4th Circuit ruling in a separate, but similar, case allows the federal government to give subsidies to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211182@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:02:00 MDT