MEDICAID - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEDICAID News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Arizona GOP official resigns over Medicaid remarks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421992-68/pearce-comments-party-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421992-68/pearce-comments-party-republican.html.csp">Arizona GOP official resigns over Medicaid remarks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:26:18.104-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona’s hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization of people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday night announced Pearce’s resignation as first vice chairman — the state party’s second top leadership post — after some Republican candidates denounced the comments 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58421992@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:26:18 MDT Two polls, two different takes on Healthy Utah plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416878-90/utah-medicaid-plan-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416878-90/utah-medicaid-plan-percent.html.csp">Two polls, two different takes on Healthy Utah plan</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="2014-09-17T11:38:49.974-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A pair of public opinion surveys released Monday reached starkly different conclusions about how Utahns perceive Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposal to expand Medicaid using private health insurance plans. One poll, from UtahPolicy.com found two out of three Utahns support the governor’s plan. The other, from The Sutherland Institute, found more support for leaving the state’s Medicaid rolls alone. The issue, tied to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, is expected to be a major political fi...</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> 58416878@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:38:49 MDT Editorial: Healthy Utah may get off the ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398938-82/health-utah-herbert-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398938-82/health-utah-herbert-care.html.csp">Editorial: Healthy Utah may get off the ground</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T17:29:01.626-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gary Herbert has found himself in a tough spot. Not as tough as the spot that thousands of Utah residents without health insurance find themselves in every day, but tough enough. Every decent bone in the governor’s body has to know how utterly heartless it would be for the state to just walk away from the expansion of Medicaid health care coverage as offered by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Not only would the expanded coverage prevent suffering, save lives and otherwise do invaluable g...</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> 58398938@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:29:01 MDT Letter: Abolish ‘death penalty’ and expand Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403163-82/death-penalty-abolish-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403163-82/death-penalty-abolish-care.html.csp">Letter: Abolish ‘death penalty’ and expand Medicaid</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T17:29:02.05-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What is it going to take for Gov. Herbert to abolish the death penalty? I’m not talking about an inmate death penalty. I’m talking about the death penalty of those who could be saved by expanding Medicaid, which would be paid in full or 90 percent by the federal government. It is the same care that has proven to be tremendously successful in other states, both red and blue. Managed health care that will prevent many deaths. Gov. Herbert’s pro-life policies shouldn’t end with an unborn fetus and ...</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> 58403163@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:29:02 MDT Utah Gov. Gary Herbert: We have a ‘conceptual’ deal on Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395005-78/utah-medicaid-health-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58395005-78/utah-medicaid-health-governor.html.csp">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert: We have a ‘conceptual’ deal on Medicaid</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="2014-09-10T15:48:02.076-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Obama administration has agreed in concept to Utah’s novel alternative to expanding Medicaid, including the notion that able-bodied people who get insurance subsidies should accept the state’s help with finding work, Gov. Gary Herbert said late Tuesday. The governor said after a meeting with Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, that a final agreement is two or three weeks away. HHS did not agree that insurance subsidies would be contingent on recipients ...</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> 58395005@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:48:02 MDT Letter: Herbert not failing on Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378050-82/herbert-health-plan-requirement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378050-82/herbert-health-plan-requirement.html.csp">Letter: Herbert not failing on Medicaid</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:54:34.673-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tribune editorial of August 31 (“Herbert should give up on work requirement ... ”) begs for a second opinion. Pennsylvania’s recently passed Medicaid expansion plan is encouraging. But the Obama administration’s denial of Pennsylvania’s desired work requirement, based on its apparent illegality and the fed’s desire to make health care accessible to every American, puts our Gov. Gary Herbert in a difficult spot. He is currently advocating for a work effort in his Healthy Utah plan if recipien...</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> 58378050@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:54:34 MDT Editorial: Herbert should give up on work requirement for Healthy Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352039-82/herbert-utah-health-medicaid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352039-82/herbert-utah-health-medicaid.html.csp">Editorial: Herbert should give up on work requirement for Healthy Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:55:48.135-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The good news is that low-income households in a state with a Republican governor and a Republican legislature will now have the opportunity to get health care coverage under an expanded Medicaid program because state officials have dropped their insistence on a work requirement for all those who benefit. The bad news is that state was not Utah. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday struck the deal with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services that will allow the Keystone State to exp...</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> 58352039@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:55:48 MDT Feds are investigating Idaho’s Medicaid contractor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352821-79/health-optum-idaho-behavioral.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352821-79/health-optum-idaho-behavioral.html.csp">Feds are investigating Idaho’s Medicaid contractor</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise • Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio, health care providers say Optum Idaho sent them patient information that should have gone to other providers. “We have received multiple authorizations for clients that are not ours, [were never ours],” a provider, whose identity was redacted by the Id...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583528212014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352821@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:02 MDT Utah’s alternative to Medicaid expansion still stalled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347872-78/utah-health-healthy-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347872-78/utah-health-healthy-herbert.html.csp">Utah’s alternative to Medicaid expansion still stalled</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:49:02.758-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s a persistent snag preventing federal health officials from agreeing, in concept, to Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan: the work requirement. Herbert said Thursday during his monthly KUED news conference that he’s “cautiously optimistic” that he and the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services will resolve their differences over that final stumbling block when he’s in Washington next month. “If we can get it done by the end of September then we’ll be able to seal the deal,”...</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> 58347872@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:49:02 MDT Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp">Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARC LEVY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and HOPE YEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Harrisburg, Pa. • A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state’s plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration and the federal agency agreed to a plan that lets private insurers administer Medicaid-funded coverage that adheres to Medicaid’s existing rules. The plan vastl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487172014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:55:49 MDT 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 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 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