EXPANSION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EXPANSION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Idaho work group favors Medicaid expansion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298616-79/medicaid-state-expansion-idaho.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298616-79/medicaid-state-expansion-idaho.html.csp">Idaho work group favors Medicaid expansion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLEE KRUESI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T18:04:02.985-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise • An Idaho work group says the state should expand its Medicaid eligibility, but some committee members voiced concerns that their recommendation will be ignored by both the governor and legislators. The 15-member group voted 10-3 Thursday to submit their recommendation to Gov. Butch Otter. The governor had tasked the panel to evaluate the best health care coverage option for low-income adults. This is the second time this work group has supported expanding Medicaid to provide coverage to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582986162014-08-14T18:04:02.985-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T18:04:02.985-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298616@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:04:02 MDT MLS assesses its future following big summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273520-77/league-mls-players-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273520-77/league-mls-players-expansion.html.csp">MLS assesses its future following big summer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE M. PETERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It’s engaging them that the league sees as its next step. MLS wrapped up its All-Star game celebration Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over German power Bayern Munich. The match at Portland’s Providence Park capped a wildly successful few months for the sport stateside, following the U.S. national team’s run to the round of 16 in Brazil that drew record television ratings. And ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582735202014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273520@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:31:25 MDT Sunday Pundit Pro-Am: Public land, public health, child refugees ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233071-82/http-com-html-www.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233071-82/http-com-html-www.html.csp">Sunday Pundit Pro-Am: Public land, public health, child refugees ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T13:56:15.946-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Calvin Trillin (who must be smart because he was born in the same town I was) refers to the people who talk a lot on the Sunday morning TV shows as “the Sabbath gasbags.” The people who write for the Sunday newspapers, of course, are much more worth your time. Would you like to go first, George? Why, yes, thank you very much. — America, where the good guys sometimes go to jail — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... More than a few Americans, in Utah and elsewhere, have noticed the double st...</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> 58233071@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:56:15 MDT Op-ed: Health centers can’t replace Medicaid expansion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215793-82/health-centers-patients-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215793-82/health-centers-patients-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Health centers can’t replace Medicaid expansion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alan Pruhs</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:02.133-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While our policy makers continue to debate Medicaid expansion, Utah’s 13 Health Center organizations struggle to meet the needs and demands of our existing uninsured patients. Some have suggested that Utah does not need Medicaid expansion based on the work of Health Centers. We do not agree. We know expansion is vitally important to the health and well-being of low-income families and to Utah’s economy. In order to understand our position, it may be helpful to understand our structure and the ...</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> 58215793@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:02 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 Letter: Expanded airport makes more smog? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215539-82/expansion-airport-sltrib-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215539-82/expansion-airport-sltrib-july.html.csp">Letter: Expanded airport makes more smog?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.911-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re your editorial (“Ready for takeoff,” July 22), I have done some traveling from sea to shining sea with a couple of trips to Europe thrown in. I can recall few airports that weren’t experiencing remodeling & expansion of services. Expansion seems to be the buzzword in many aspects of our lives. With all the pluses for this expansion of the airport. One won’t hear a single word about the additional amount of pollution the expansion will add to this salty valley of smog. Or is it just me? Lan...</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> 58215539@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 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 Letter: Kowtowing or grandstanding? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198246-82/money-fed-taking-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198246-82/money-fed-taking-utah.html.csp">Letter: Kowtowing or grandstanding?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.135-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I don’t mind having hearings on the expansion of Medicaid to the thousands of people who are eligible, but to play political football with people’s lives is not acceptable. To get people’s hopes up is nothing more than a cruel form of torture. According to the House Speaker Lockhart, taking the fed money is nothing more than kowtowing to the feds, and that is unacceptable. She continues to say that it will cost Utah money that can be used elsewhere. I’m asking her, is not spending the money more...</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> 58198246@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Editorial: Uninsured list grows as Utah dithers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198358-82/medicaid-utah-expansion-less.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198358-82/medicaid-utah-expansion-less.html.csp">Editorial: Uninsured list grows as Utah dithers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:33:43.481-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A life-and-death problem that faces many Utahns turns out to be even worse than we thought, which apparently means that some of our elected officials are even less willing to face it. Disgraceful. A new University of Utah study shows that the number of state residents who continue to wait for access to health care at a level that the residents of civilized nations take for granted — who wait because our politicians are allergic to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act — is greater than we knew....</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> 58198358@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:33:43 MDT Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188046-78/health-medicaid-utah-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188046-78/health-medicaid-utah-percent.html.csp">Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without 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="2014-07-17T22:12:29.494-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Melanie Soules had just begun a new job as chief executive and team leader for a Salt Lake City real estate company when her occasional odd symptoms — hot, burning patches on her forehead — became worse. Within weeks, it felt like hot oil was flowing inside her skin, like a knife was inside her face. She began forgetting names and meetings, vision in her left eye suffered and it was difficult for her to swallow. Soules, a single mother of two, tried to hide her failing health, but lost her job ...</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> 58188046@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:12:29 MDT Bernstein: Obamacare doesn’t cover media bias http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58189597-82/aca-states-expansion-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58189597-82/aca-states-expansion-percent.html.csp">Bernstein: Obamacare doesn’t cover media bias</a></h4>