MEDICAID - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEDICAID News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Herbert: Feds say ‘no deal breaker’ in Utah health-care expansion plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57823606-90/care-expanding-health-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57823606-90/care-expanding-health-herbert.html.csp">Herbert: Feds say ‘no deal breaker’ in Utah health-care expansion plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T20:17:34.107-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Gov. Gary Herbert said the White House and outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are inching closer to approving his alternative plan for expanding health-care for low-income Utahns through a block grant to the state, and the governor added that he’s hopeful for a resolution this summer. “The encouraging comment [Sebelius] made to me was, ‘I see nothing here that would be a deal breaker,’” Herbert told The Salt Lake Tribune after leaving the White House on ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57823606@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:17:34 MDT Letter: Utah selfish to turn down Medicaid money for poor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796137-82/medicaid-money-governor-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796137-82/medicaid-money-governor-job.html.csp">Letter: Utah selfish to turn down Medicaid money for poor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:38.908-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I doubt that our governor watched “60 Minutes” April 6. Generally, intelligent people watch “60 Minutes.” So he probably missed the story about the 5 million people in this country who are without health insurance because they live in states, like Utah, that have refused to accept the Medicaid portion of Affordable Health Care. What is wrong with our governor? He is spending tax dollars to go to Washington with a ridiculous counter-proposal that would take some of the Medicaid money and then re...</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> 57796137@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:38 MDT Letter: Utahns paying several times for wrongheaded Medicaid plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797124-82/pay-medicaid-paying-plan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797124-82/pay-medicaid-paying-plan.html.csp">Letter: Utahns paying several times for wrongheaded Medicaid plan</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:39.048-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Becky Lockhart and the Republican leaders in the Utah House don’t seem to understand the burden they are trying to place on people in the state of Utah with their rejection of Medicaid expansion. I am already paying for the federal funding through things like the decreased deduction on my health savings account. They want me to pay for it again through my state taxes. Then, because I work at a hospital and its plan would leave so many without coverage, I would pay for it again in reduced pay 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> 57797124@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:39 MDT Across the Punditsphere - Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57807326-82/medicaid-obamacare-http-medicare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57807326-82/medicaid-obamacare-http-medicare.html.csp">Across the Punditsphere - Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare ...</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="2014-04-11T13:34:02.916-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Rejection of Medicaid reflects an ugliness of spirit — Paul Krugman | The New York Times “ ... But nobody expects to see a lot of prominent Republicans declaring that rejecting Medicaid expansion is wrong, that caring for Americans in need is more important than scoring political points against the Obama administration. As I said, there’s an extraordinary ugliness of spirit abroad in today’s America, which health reform has brought out into the open. “And that revelation, not reform itself — w...</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> 57807326@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:34:02 MDT Krugman: Rejection of Medicaid reflects an ugliness of spirit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57805244-82/medicaid-reform-health-obamacare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57805244-82/medicaid-reform-health-obamacare.html.csp">Krugman: Rejection of Medicaid reflects an ugliness of spirit</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="2014-04-11T23:07:45.028-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When it comes to health reform, Republicans suffer from delusions of disaster. They know, just know, that the Affordable Care Act is doomed to utter failure, so failure is what they see, never mind the facts on the ground. Thus, on Tuesday, Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, dismissed the push for pay equity as an attempt to “change the subject from the nightmare of Obamacare”; on the same day, the nonpartisan RAND Corp. released a study estimating “a net gain of 9.3 million in the num...</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> 57805244@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:07:45 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 Editorial: On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743750-82/federal-herbert-medicaid-poor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743750-82/federal-herbert-medicaid-poor.html.csp">Editorial: On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T10:03:45.315-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The bargaining position that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is in as he dickers with federal officials over his “Healthy Utah Plan” is reminiscent of the famous 1973 National Lampoon magazine cover. The photo of a pistol pointed at a dog and the caption, “If You Don’t Buy This Magazine, We’ll Kill This Dog.” Herbert knows that if President Obama does not give him the waivers he wants from federal Medicaid requirements, he retains the option to just walk away. That would do great harm to thousands of Ut...</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> 57743750@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:03:45 MDT Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775815-68/medicaid-health-law-million.html.csp">Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law. Many were newly eligible because of the law’s Medicaid expansion, while others already eligible but not yet enrolled came forward due to publicity around the law and its requirement for individuals to carry in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758152014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:48:05.878-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775815@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:48:05 MDT Extension of remarks: Expanding Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753742-82/medicaid-editorial-herbert-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753742-82/medicaid-editorial-herbert-expansion.html.csp">Extension of remarks: Expanding Medicaid</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="2014-03-31T12:55:03.233-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “The bargaining position that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is in as he dickers with federal officials over his “Healthy Utah Plan” is reminiscent of the famous 1973 National Lampoon magazine cover. The photo of a pistol pointed at a dog and the caption, ‘If You Don’t Buy This Magazine, We’ll Kill This Dog.’ “Herbert knows that if President Obama does not give him the waivers he wants from federal Medicaid requirements, he ret...</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> 57753742@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:55:03 MDT Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57751404-78/sltrib-com-csp-html.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57751404-78/sltrib-com-csp-html.html.csp">Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T08:14:04.505-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend. Dutch John — a Utah town fishing for a future • Dutch John today is a quiet home for Bureau of Reclamation workers at the dam, U.S. Forest Service employees, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists and law enforcement officers, along with fly-fishing guides. Visitors are almost assuredly there to fly...</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> 57751404@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:14:04 MDT Is Medicaid expansion inevitable in Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57695015-90/utah-medicaid-health-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57695015-90/utah-medicaid-health-states.html.csp">Is Medicaid expansion inevitable in Utah?</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="2014-03-31T21:39:12.631-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In pushing his “Healthy Utah” private-insurance alternative to expanding Medicaid, Gov. Gary Herbert must overcome Republican angst over “Obamacare” and ideological distaste for entitlement programs. Political insiders put better odds on his brokering a funding deal with the feds than winning over members of his own party in Utah’s Republican-led Legislature. But states have faced this decision twice before: once with the creation of Medicaid in 1965 and again, decades later, with the Children’s...</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> 57695015@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:39:12 MDT Herbert: Feds seem softer on Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57740596-90/administration-curriculum-federal-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57740596-90/administration-curriculum-federal-governor.html.csp">Herbert: Feds seem softer on Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T21:10:50.417-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he’s confident Utah will be given wide latitude to provide health care to the state’s poorest residents, and hopes to have an agreement with the Obama administration on a program by this summer. “There’s clearly a growing understanding in the Obama administration of the need for states to have more flexibility to be able to address their own unique demographics, address their own situations as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach,” Herbert said during his month...</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> 57740596@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:10:50 MDT Millions on the sidelines for big health care push http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57719649-200/health-insurance-uninsured-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57719649-200/health-insurance-uninsured-law.html.csp">Millions on the sidelines for big health care push</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CONNIE CASS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T13:00:44.262-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 01:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can’t get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president’s health law. Millions of people in the United States will remain uninsured despite this week’s final, frenzied push to sign them up under the health law. Their reasons are all over the map. Across the country, many of the uninsured just don’t know much about 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> 57719649@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:00:44 MDT Utahns: Sign up for health coverage now, before it’s too late http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57694070-200/health-insurance-utah-enrollment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57694070-200/health-insurance-utah-enrollment.html.csp">Utahns: Sign up for health coverage now, before it’s too late</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="2014-03-19T22:44:51.243-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s another day and another enrollment fair for Arches Health Plan, which has crisscrossed Utah imploring the uninsured to get covered for the past six months, since the Oct. 1 opening of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace. Nearly 40,000 Utahns have found health plans on www.HealthCare.Gov — 86 percent receiving a subsidy to help cover the costs. But with just 13 days until the March 31 enrollment deadline, thousands more remain eligible. Miss the sign-up window and you could pay...</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> 57694070@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:44:51 MDT Letter: What’s happened in Utah to valuing human life? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693681-82/medicaid-state-utah-doctor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693681-82/medicaid-state-utah-doctor.html.csp">Letter: What’s happened in Utah to valuing human life?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:28:36.848-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just finished a book titled “Ghost Soldiers,” about the rescue of American fighting men from a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. The rescue unit doctor was wounded and, because of his condition, could not be carried out. His only hope of survival was to get to a hospital via airplane, but there was no airstrip. The local people in the village spent the entire night digging out vegetation, some of them using their bare hands, in order to build a place for the plane to land. Unfortunately ...</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> 57693681@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:28:36 MDT Letter: Medicaid would be expanded if governor, legislators needed it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681772-82/medicaid-legislators-expand-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681772-82/medicaid-legislators-expand-governor.html.csp">Letter: Medicaid would be expanded if governor, legislators needed it</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:08.352-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I wonder how long it would take for our legislators and governor to fully expand Medicaid in Utah if they and their families were subject to the same lack of health care as are our less fortunate fellow citizens (“2014 Utah legislative session: Guv emerges the victor,” Tribune, March 14). Not long, I bet. Beverly Boyce Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57681772@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:08 MDT Op-ed: Moderate voters win session; Lockhart, lungs lose http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677767-82/utah-lockhart-session-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677767-82/utah-lockhart-session-voters.html.csp">Op-ed: Moderate voters win session; Lockhart, lungs lose</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Maryann Martindale</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:07.398-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. And the bigger the loss, too. We began this session hoping for big returns on air quality, education and ethics reform. What we got was somewhat lacking. In no particular order, here is our rundown of this year’s winners and losers. • Speaker Becky Lockhart was the session’s biggest gambler. Unfortunately for her, she lost her bet — making her the biggest loser. Lockhart opened the session with a bold attempt to distinguish herself from Gov. Gary Herbe...</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> 57677767@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:07 MDT Letter: Herbert’s plan has insurers, not poor, in mind http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677248-82/herbert-plan-poor-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57677248-82/herbert-plan-poor-health.html.csp">Letter: Herbert’s plan has insurers, not poor, in mind</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:06.874-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re: David Patton’s “Herbert’s Medicaid alternative works for Utah,” Opinion, March 8: The governor’s plan is nothing more than a thinly disguised windfall for health insurers, who have never shown any interest in poor people. Instead of letting Medicaid administer it, Herbert assigns a middleman to take his “pound of flesh” before what’s left dribbles down to the poor. This has the dirty fingerprints of insurance lobbyists all over it. Herbert tosses a few bones to the “rabid right” with a ...</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> 57677248@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:06 MDT Op-ed: Flexible, Utah-specific solution best for Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57665462-82/health-utah-care-solution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57665462-82/health-utah-care-solution.html.csp">Op-ed: Flexible, Utah-specific solution best for Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marc Bennett and Andrew Croshaw</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T17:25:01.832-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 05:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While Utah would not have chosen the difficult dilemma we now face, action on the issue of expansion of Medicaid coverage must be taken to respond to a significant flaw in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Why is this? Utahns are paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes in order to fund insurance subsidies and Medicaid expansion occurring in other states. While this is neither fair nor right, it is the current reality. So, what can we do? As one of the best managed, most fiscally ...</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> 57665462@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:25:01 MDT Keeping score: Tribune Editorial Board vs Utah Legislature ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57660149-82/sltrib-utah-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57660149-82/sltrib-utah-com-http.html.csp">Keeping score: Tribune Editorial Board vs Utah Legislature ...</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="2014-03-10T12:55:02.314-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">[Above: P.D.Q. Bach’s Conductor vs. Orchestra] We told them not to do this: — Refusing Medicaid expansion is a dreadful idea — Tribune Editorial, Feb. 27 “Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed ‘Healthy Utah’ alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion is a dog’s dinner of denial, pipe dreams, contempt for the poor and lack of candor with the taxpayers of his state. ...” They are doing it: — Senate to Herbert: Negotiate Utah Medicaid plan — sltrib.com, March 10 “Senators gave Gov. Gary...</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> 57660149@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:55:02 MDT