COVERAGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COVERAGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58169559-79/wellpoint-care-swedish-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58169559-79/wellpoint-care-swedish-health.html.csp">WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave</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="2014-07-10T08:58:01.592-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 08:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • When people ask what a doctor’s appointment will be like in the future, WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says they assume patients will physically have to visit an office. They’re wrong, the insurance executive told The Associated Press during an interview at its New York headquarters. “I would argue that will no longer be necessary in the not too distant future,” Swedish said after pulling out a smartphone to show how it can be used to help remotely diagnose problems like ear infections....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581695592014-07-10T08:58:01.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T08:58:01.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169559@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:58:01 MDT Free birth control becoming standard for women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149905-68/birth-control-coverage-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149905-68/birth-control-coverage-health.html.csp">Free birth control becoming standard for women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T15:28:21.145-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama’s health law, a major coverage shift that’s likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies appear to be going in the opposite direction. Recent data from the IMS Institute document a sharp change during 2013. The share of privately insured women who got their birth control pills without a copayment jumped...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581499052014-07-04T15:28:21.145-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T15:28:21.145-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149905@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:28:21 MDT Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58145946-79/express-scripts-drugs-compounded.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58145946-79/express-scripts-drugs-compounded.html.csp">Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T09:27:41.806-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced. The company, which manages prescriptions for 90 million Americans, plans to drop coverage for 1,000 drug ingredients commonly found in compounded medications. Express Scripts executives say the move is a cost-saver for employers that will reduce their spending on compounded prescr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581459462014-07-03T09:27:41.806-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T09:27:41.806-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58145946@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:27:41 MDT Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134868-68/health-women-religious-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134868-68/health-women-religious-companies.html.csp">Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T20:45:24.283-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. The justices’ 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the healt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581348682014-06-30T20:45:24.283-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T20:45:24.283-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134868@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:45:24 MDT Fluke: The Hobby Lobby case is an attack on women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58136542-82/corporations-birth-care-control.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58136542-82/corporations-birth-care-control.html.csp">Fluke: The Hobby Lobby case is an attack on women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sandra Fluke</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T14:57:33.233-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in the nationally followed Hobby Lobby case. The for-profit corporations that brought these cases to the Supreme Court — a craft store and a cabinet manufacturer — argued that the corporations’ religious convictions should excuse them from compensating their employees through the comprehensive health insurance required by law. Specifically, these private employers sought to exclude insurance coverage of several forms of birth control because, contrary to medica...</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> 58136542@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:57:33 MDT Editorial: Hobby Lobby ruling shows why employer-based health care should end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58133014-82/health-religious-coverage-employer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58133014-82/health-religious-coverage-employer.html.csp">Editorial: Hobby Lobby ruling shows why employer-based health care should end</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T15:28:24.814-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.” — The Supreme Court of the United States, Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, 1992. Anything that stands in the way of the universal availability of medically sound methods of contraception stands in the way of the rights of women and, therefore, the rights of humanity. And if, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the Hobby Lobb...</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> 58133014@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:28:24 MDT