INSURANCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/INSURANCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama: Young adults push health care enrollment past targets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833676-68/insurance-obama-health-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833676-68/insurance-obama-health-percent.html.csp">Obama: Young adults push health care enrollment past targets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK LANDLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T19:32:25.662-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and that 35 percent are younger than 35, countering the criticism that it would attract mainly older and sicker people. In detailing the statistics, the White House said that 18- to 34-year-olds made up 28 percent of enrollees. The 35 percent number included children who would typically be covered by a parent’s policy. While the number of younger appl...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57833676@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:32:25 MDT Obama: 8 million signed up for health care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833170-68/obama-care-law-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833170-68/obama-care-law-democrats.html.csp">Obama: 8 million signed up for health care</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T14:41:58.335-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 02:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: About 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35, Obama said. Enrolling substantial numbe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578331702014-04-17T14:41:58.335-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T14:41:58.335-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833170@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:41:58 MDT Utahns, still need health insurance? There are options http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802377-78/insurance-health-coverage-plans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802377-78/insurance-health-coverage-plans.html.csp">Utahns, still need health insurance? There are options</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T10:09:51.757-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 10:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For months, consumers have been told that their last chance to buy health insurance was March 31, the deadline for enrolling in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) online insurance marketplace. That’s generally true — with a few major caveats bound to befuddle consumers. With a few exceptions, the marketplace www.HealthCare.Gov is closed until the next sign-up period, starting Nov. 15. But some insurers, such as Arches Health Plan, Humana and SelectHealth, are selling Obamacare policies off the exch...</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> 57802377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:09:51 MDT Report: ‘Obamacare’ subsidies to cost $104B less http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819311-68/cbo-health-care-premiums.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819311-68/cbo-health-care-premiums.html.csp">Report: ‘Obamacare’ subsidies to cost $104B less</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW TAYLOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T20:55:22.872-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The health-care law’s expansion of insurance coverage will cost $104 billion less than projected over the next decade, according to revised estimates from nonpartisan budget analysts Monday. The lower-than-expected costs will come largely because premiums will be cheaper than previously thought. The Affordable Care Act’s coverage provisions in 2014 are expected to cost $5 billion less than the $41 billion the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation projected ear...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578193112014-04-14T20:55:22.872-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T20:55:22.872-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57819311@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:55:22 MDT Josh Powell’s family maintains option to prove Susan is dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808228-78/powell-susan-josh-powells.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808228-78/powell-susan-josh-powells.html.csp">Josh Powell’s family maintains option to prove Susan is dead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T20:56:58.919-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Josh Powell’s heirs, who for more than four years argued his innocence in the disappearance of his wife, now suggest in a court filing they would be willing to try to prove Susan Powell is already dead if it helps them collect money from her life insurance policy. And while the filing doesn’t specify that the finger would be pointed at Josh Powell, lawyers for Susan Powell’s parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, say that would be the only option. “What else could they do?” Seattle attorney Anne Bremner...</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> 57808228@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:56:58 MDT Sebelius resigns as health and human services secretary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804276-68/sebelius-health-obama-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804276-68/sebelius-health-obama-insurance.html.csp">Sebelius resigns as health and human services secretary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael D. Shear</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T20:18:55.858-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington - Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Obama accepted Sebelius’ resignation this week, and Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said. The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move bey...</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> 57804276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:55 MDT Bloomberg News: When staring down Medicare Advantage, try not to blink http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797961-82/medicare-advantage-insurers-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797961-82/medicare-advantage-insurers-percent.html.csp">Bloomberg News: When staring down Medicare Advantage, try not to blink</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T17:44:02.364-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anyone worried about the cost of health care in the United States should view this week’s capitulation on Medicare Advantage with concern. Faced with a lobbying campaign that health insurers have described as their “largest ever,” the federal government backed down from next year’s proposed cuts to the program, which pays private insurers to deliver Medicare benefits. If the government has this much trouble trimming a useless subsidy for the insurance industry, it will have a hard time being ...</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> 57797961@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:44:02 MDT Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57803928-200/sebelius-health-law-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57803928-200/sebelius-health-law-obama.html.csp">Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP White House Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T17:12:50.713-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday. Her resignation comes just over a week after the end of the first enrollment period for the Obamacare law. While the opening weeks of the rollout were marred by website woes, the administration rebounded strongly by enrolling more than 7 million people in the new insurance marketplaces. Sebelius’ resig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578039282014-04-10T17:12:50.713-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T17:12:50.713-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803928@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:12:50 MDT Fewer Utah kids going without health insurance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57797718-78/percent-health-utah-kids.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57797718-78/percent-health-utah-kids.html.csp">Fewer Utah kids going without health insurance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T21:18:14.469-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fewer Utah children are going without health insurance now than in 2008, the first full year of the Great Recession. The uninsured rate for children fell to 9.8 percent in 2012 from 12.4 percent in 2008, according to an analysis of census data by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That’s still higher than the national rate for kids of 7.5 percent, which is also dropping. But the push for near-universal coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which took full effect in January, is bound to accel...</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> 57797718@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:18:14 MDT Survey confirms health insurance coverage growing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787983-68/coverage-gallup-insurance-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787983-68/coverage-gallup-insurance-health.html.csp">Survey confirms health insurance coverage growing</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 07:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index provides independent validation for White House claims that the law is expanding access, particularly for working people with no coverage on the job. But the improvement, while substantial, doesn’t appear as large as some of the numbers claimed by the law’s suppor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577879832014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T19:49:01.556-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787983@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:49:01 MDT Letter: Porsche maker fairly competes in marketplace, insurance companies don’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785962-82/industry-insurance-porsche-value.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785962-82/industry-insurance-porsche-value.html.csp">Letter: Porsche maker fairly competes in marketplace, insurance companies don’t</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:39:17.484-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Toddlers have not yet learned to distinguish “dada” from other men and so call them all “dada.” Likewise, Phil Palmintere (“Why not give everyone a Porsche as well as health care?” Forum, April 5) has not yet learned to distinguish industries in which market forces work (e.g., the automobile industry) from those in which they do not (e.g., the insurance industry). Market forces work when they compel industries to compete on price and/or innovation. Thus, Porsches evolved from the P1 design 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> 57785962@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:39:17 MDT Ponnuru: Obamacare isn’t dying. So what now for Republicans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788590-82/obamacare-coverage-law-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788590-82/obamacare-coverage-law-insurance.html.csp">Ponnuru: Obamacare isn’t dying. So what now for Republicans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ramesh Ponnuru</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T22:52:01.423-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine that someone had told you a year ago what Obamacare would look like in April 2014. Let’s say he predicted that the number of people with health insurance would rise, but by much less than the Congressional Budget Office was projecting. Much of this increase would come from putting more people on Medicaid rather than from the exchanges, which were supposed to be the centerpiece of the law. He went on to predict that President Barack Obama would feel compelled to let people stay in insuran...</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> 57788590@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:52:01 MDT The Washington Post: Obamacare’s solid start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775913-82/million-plans-americans-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775913-82/million-plans-americans-care.html.csp">The Washington Post: Obamacare’s solid start</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T23:15:01.488-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You can forgive a little football-spiking, even if Obamacare is far from the end zone. The White House this week announced that the number of people who enrolled in new individual health-care insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act topped 7 million and could still rise. According to figures collected by ACASignup.net’s Charles Gaba, an additional group of around the same number found coverage from two federal health programs, Medicaid and CHIP. Several million more Americans under the age...</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> 57775913@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:15:01 MDT Fast facts about some obstacles to heroin sobriety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782913-68/treatment-heroin-cost-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782913-68/treatment-heroin-cost-insurance.html.csp">Fast facts about some obstacles to heroin sobriety</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T17:42:23.24-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Treatment facilities are packed. Inpatient rehab is costly. Insurance companies have refused coverage. Addicts looking to get clean from heroin often face an uphill battle. A look at the process, and some of the obstacles to getting sober: ——— — WITHDRAWAL: Once in withdrawal, users feel like their bones are breaking. Fluids leak from every orifice. They sweat and get the chills and shakes. The withdrawal itself doesn’t kill, but if addicts can’t persevere, they often go back to heroin, with low...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577829132014-04-06T17:42:23.24-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-06T17:42:23.24-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782913@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:42:23 MDT Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779930-68/farm-bill-conservation-crop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779930-68/farm-bill-conservation-crop.html.csp">Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE KARNOWSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T22:55:01.942-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, in which two of their top priorities made it into law. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly erodible lands and protect wetlands to qualify for crop insurance subsidies. And the law requires “sodsaver” protections to discourage farmers from plowing up native grasslands in several Plains and Midwest states. From his vantage point on a wide expanse ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577799302014-04-05T22:55:01.942-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T22:55:01.942-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779930@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:55:01 MDT 7M enrolled doesn’t guarantee health law’s success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779798-68/law-premiums-health-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779798-68/law-premiums-health-insurance.html.csp">7M enrolled doesn’t guarantee health law’s success</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="2014-04-05T21:04:01.581-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama’s health care law, but that doesn’t guarantee success for the country’s newest social program. Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts Nov. 15. Chief among them are keeping premiums and other consumer costs in check, and overhauling an enrollment process that was advertised as customer-friendly but turned out to be an ordeal. The source of the pent-up demand that propel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577797982014-04-05T21:04:01.581-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T21:04:01.581-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779798@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:04:01 MDT Krugman: Despite complexity, health reform has won http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773544-82/reform-health-obamacare-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773544-82/reform-health-obamacare-insurance.html.csp">Krugman: Despite complexity, health reform has won</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL KRUGMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T09:36:18.064-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Holy 7 million, Batman! The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has made a stunning comeback from its shambolic start. As the March 31 deadline for 2014 coverage approached, there was a surge in applications at the “exchanges” — the special insurance marketplaces the law set up. And the original target of 7 million sign-ups, widely dismissed as unattainable, has been surpassed. But what does it mean? That depends on whether you ask the law’s opponents or its supporters. You see, the opponents 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> 57773544@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:36:18 MDT Dionne: Obamacare doomsayers were wrong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769913-82/percent-law-health-conservatives.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769913-82/percent-law-health-conservatives.html.csp">Dionne: Obamacare doomsayers were wrong</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="2014-04-03T11:42:01.6-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when their fabrications or false predictions are exposed, calmly move on to concocting new claims as if they had never made the old ones? The fact that the Affordable Care Act hit its original goal this week of signing up more than 7 million people through its insurance exchanges ought to be a moment of truth — literally as well as figurati...</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> 57769913@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:42:01 MDT Letter: Single-payer health-care system would work better http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759114-82/payer-single-system-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759114-82/payer-single-system-care.html.csp">Letter: Single-payer health-care system would work better</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:04.152-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As hyperbole has become the language of the discussion on the Affordable Care Act, the real solution for our health-care system is being ignored. The answer is a single-payer system where the middleman is eliminated. Fear-mongering has overshadowed the benefits of a single-payer system in favor of supporting the corporate greed of an industry whose sole objective is to rake in profits for their stockholders. People throw around made-up scenarios to rationalize their fear of the single-payer sys...</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> 57759114@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT Letter: GOP afraid of ACA’s apparent successs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759065-82/care-health-republicans-aca.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759065-82/care-health-republicans-aca.html.csp">Letter: GOP afraid of ACA’s apparent successs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:37:21.52-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was just listening to the news regarding the Republicans’ latest effort to abolish Obamacare. They have trotted out their own version of health care for the masses, minus any details as to how they intend to accomplish this. Clearly their efforts are meant to appeal to far-right Republicans and Obama haters. More than 6 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act (“Deadline brings high interest for health insurance,” Tribune, April 1). Up to this point Republicans have been ...</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> 57759065@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:37:21 MDT