HEALTH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HEALTH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238576-68/skin-cancer-tanning-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238576-68/skin-cancer-tanning-health.html.csp">Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE FLAHERTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T18:39:01.857-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent to treat all forms of skin cancer each year. Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak said state and local officials need to do more to help people cover up, such as providing more shade at parks and sporting events. Schools should enc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385762014-07-29T18:39:01.857-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T18:39:01.857-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238576@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:39:01 MDT $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58238528-79/sovaldi-hepatitis-gilead-drug.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58238528-79/sovaldi-hepatitis-gilead-drug.html.csp">$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice</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="2014-07-29T18:03:01.815-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Even with insurers reluctant to pay, Sovaldi prescriptions have eclipsed those for all other hepatitis C pills combined in a matter of months, new data from IMS Health indicate. The promise of a real cure, with fewer nasty side effects, has prompted thousands to get treated. But clinical and c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385282014-07-29T18:03:01.815-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T18:03:01.815-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238528@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:03:01 MDT Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238573-68/court-appeals-revenue-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238573-68/court-appeals-revenue-care.html.csp">Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE YOST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:58:02.415-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack “Obamacare,” a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act. Pacific Legal Foundation and a small-business owner, Matt Sissel, argued that the Affordable Care Act is a bill for raising revenue and that it violated the Origination Clause of the Constitution because it began in the Senate, not the House. The Constitution req...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385732014-07-29T17:58:02.415-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:58:02.415-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238573@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:58:02 MDT Milbank: Republican ideology is killing people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236880-82/neal-medicaid-hospital-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236880-82/neal-medicaid-hospital-mayor.html.csp">Milbank: Republican ideology is killing people</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T14:21:46.39-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • On July 1, the hospital in rural Belhaven, N.C., closed — a victim, in part, of the decision by the state’s governor and legislature to reject the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. Six days later, 48-year-old Portia Gibbs, a local resident, had a heart attack. The medevac to take her to the next-nearest hospital (as many as 84 miles away, depending on where you live) didn’t get there in time. “She spent the last hour of her life in a parking lot at a high school waiting for a h...</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> 58236880@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:46 MDT Aetna’s second quarter profit rises 2.4 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236839-79/aetna-percent-earnings-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236839-79/aetna-percent-earnings-health.html.csp">Aetna’s second quarter profit rises 2.4 percent</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="2014-07-29T09:35:02.168-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Aetna’s second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. The Hartford, Conn. company said Tuesday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings to range between $6.45 and $6.60 per share, up from its April forecast for earnings of $6.35 to $6.55 per share. Analysts expect, on average, earnings of $6.50 per share, according to FactSet. Aetna Inc. is the nation’s third-larges...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368392014-07-29T09:35:02.168-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:35:02.168-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236839@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:02 MDT Affordable Care Act gives Medicare finances shot in the arm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234267-68/medicare-trustees-social-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234267-68/medicare-trustees-social-security.html.csp">Affordable Care Act gives Medicare finances shot in the arm</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Amy Goldstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T19:50:25.376-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Medicare’s financial stability has been strengthened by the Affordable Care Act and other forces that have been subduing health-care spending, according to a new official forecast that says the fund covering the program’s hospital costs will remain solvent until 2030 - four years later than expected a year ago. The annual report, issued Monday by trustees overseeing the government’s two largest entitlement programs, found little change overall in the finances of Social Security. Ho...</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> 58234267@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:50:25 MDT Man who died of Ebola raises air-travel fears http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234320-68/ebola-health-sawyer-travel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234320-68/ebola-health-sawyer-travel.html.csp">Man who died of Ebola raises air-travel fears</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRISTA LARSON </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MARIA CHENG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T19:54:58.437-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">DAKAR, Senegal • No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. Now health workers are scrambling to trace those who may have been exposed to Sawyer across West Africa, including flight attendants and fellow passengers. Health experts say it is unlik...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582343202014-07-28T19:54:58.437-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T19:54:58.437-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234320@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:54:58 MDT Deal on veterans’ health care to cost $17B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234323-68/veterans-care-billion-miller.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234323-68/veterans-care-billion-miller.html.csp">Deal on veterans’ health care to cost $17B</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T20:25:58.923-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A rare bipartisan deal in Congress would spend about $17 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans’ long waits for medical care. The deal announced Monday expands the type of non-VA hospitals and clinics where veterans could receive care, authorizes leases for 27 new VA facilities, and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire senior executives. It includes about $12 billion in emergency spending and about $5 billion in offsets within the VA’s budget, said Sen. ...</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> 58234323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:58 MDT Appeals court says St. Luke’s can run Saltzer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233612-79/luke-saltzer-court-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233612-79/luke-saltzer-court-health.html.csp">Appeals court says St. Luke’s can run Saltzer</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T15:19:29.606-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise • One of Idaho’s largest health care providers can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while it challenges a prior ruling that it broke antitrust laws in its buyout of Saltzer, according to a recent federal appeals court decision. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the appeal is a top priority, the Idaho Statesman reported. Acknowledging that federal appeals cases usually take years to complete, the judges said they will schedule the case for the first open...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582336122014-07-28T15:19:29.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T15:19:29.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233612@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:29 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 Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232721-82/wehby-largest-oregon-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232721-82/wehby-largest-oregon-percent.html.csp">Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:50:26.609-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PORTLAND, Ore. • “Are you kidding?” This is Monica Wehby’s amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children’s brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life. Today, her task is to persuade Oregonians to act on the cogent exhortation of her campaign’s bump...</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> 58232721@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:50:26 MDT Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232466-68/ebola-liberia-disease-leone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232466-68/ebola-liberia-disease-leone.html.csp">Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:37:01.762-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new taskforce she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region. A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia’s lar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324662014-07-28T08:37:01.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:37:01.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232466@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:37:01 MDT Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229719-68/health-financial-consumers-plan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229719-68/health-financial-consumers-plan.html.csp">Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T20:19:09.131-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 08:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. If those amounts are too low, consumer...</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> 58229719@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:19:09 MDT Two chairmen say they agree on plan to fix V.A. health program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230639-68/veterans-care-sanders-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230639-68/veterans-care-sanders-senate.html.csp">Two chairmen say they agree on plan to fix V.A. health program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T19:35:01.712-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans’ care. Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel. A spokesman for Sanders said S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582306392014-07-27T19:35:01.712-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T19:35:01.712-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58230639@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:35:01 MDT Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229457-68/ebola-liberia-health-died.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229457-68/ebola-liberia-health-died.html.csp">Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T21:58:07.792-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded. Dr. Samuel Brisbane was treating Ebola patients at the country’s largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, when he fell ill. He died Saturda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582294572014-07-27T21:58:07.792-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T21:58:07.792-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58229457@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:58:07 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 More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216485-200/refunds-health-average-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216485-200/refunds-health-average-care.html.csp">More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers</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="2014-07-23T22:39:18.951-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Because their health insurer failed to spend enough money on patient care, more than 100,000 Utahns will soon get a check in the mail, a rebate to their bank account or a smaller-than-expected insurance bill. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers must spend at least 80 percent of the money collected through premiums on patient care. Those who fail to hit the mark have to give refunds to their customers. A report released Thursday by the federal government shows that 104,576 Utahns will split $...</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> 58216485@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:39:18 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 Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp">Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.611-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Republicans, in Utah and across the country, had taken one-tenth of the energy they’ve devoted to trying to kill the Affordable Care Act — and, with it, the most viable hope this nation has of raising its health care availability to the level of the civilized world — and instead devoted it to fixing Obamacare’s many rough edges, we’d have a pretty good system by now. Instead, GOP stalwarts such as Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert are doing an I-told-you-do dance over what they imagine ...</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> 58215831@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58211921-180/health-lds-mental-mormon.html.csp">New Mormon mental health group to take less-churchy approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:43:10.136-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Next week, a group of newly organized mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates — interested in or working with the LDS population — will meet in Utah. Organizers created the Mormon Mental Health Association in June to provide “training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to their professions’ code of ethics.” There already is th...</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> 58211921@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:43:10 MDT