Posts related to ‘Healthcare’

Governor Herbert Discusses Health Care Solutions with CMS Administrator Verma

Posted on: November 14th, 2017

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services, visited Salt Lake City Monday to discuss Utah’s recently approved Medicaid waiver and announce the formal approval of the state’s implementation plan for those funds. Money from this waiver can now be used to reimburse service providers. While the Affordable Care Act extended coverage […]

Federal Government Approves Medicaid Waiver

Posted on: November 1st, 2017

This morning, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the approval of Utah’s request to the federal government to expand Medicaid services in Utah. On November 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — formally approved Utah’s request to expand Medicaid services to between 4,000 and […]

Governor Herbert Testifies About Healthcare Before United States Senate Committee

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

On September 7, Governor Gary R. Herbert testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about stabilizing the individual health insurance market. He spoke on a panel of five governors, including Governors Bill Haslam of Tenessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, and John Hickenlooper of Colorado. You […]

Protecting Utah’s Health Care Professionals

Posted on: May 31st, 2016

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert visited St. Mark’s Hospital to sign Senate Bill 106, a bill that takes aim at protecting health care professionals from patient and patient family assault. “Our objective is to protect this group from injury while they are performing their life-saving duties,” Gov. Herbert said. Last year, Intermountain Healthcare reported over 160 […]

8 facts about e-cigarettes and their impact on public health

Posted on: February 13th, 2015

E-cigarettes are a growing public health concern in Utah. Read these eight facts to learn more about e-cigarettes and Utah; including current laws, risks to teens and the reasons Gov. Herbert has proposed taxing them like tobacco products. And check out our video discussion with Dr. David Patton, the executive director of the Utah Dept. of […]

Healthy Utah protects taxpayers, provides coverage for low-income Utahns

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL HEALTHY UTAH PLAN Joined by community, business and faith leaders, Gov. Gary Herbert rolled out the details on his Healthy Utah plan today. The governor’s remarks are included here along with a link to the full plan, which is an alternative to Medicaid expansion that will bring tax dollars […]

Forbes guest column misses the mark on Healthy Utah criticism

Posted on: October 30th, 2014

On October 16, 2014 Forbes.com posted an opinion piece by Jonathan Ingram, Nic Horton and Josh Archambault critical of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan. While the governor can respect differing opinions on important issues such as this, the administration cannot allow the half-truths and blatant misrepresentations presented in the piece to go unchecked. The […]

Healthy Utah to be considered in general session

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

The Healthy Utah Plan will be considered during the 2015 general legislative session, which begins in January, rather than in a special session. That’s the announcement Gov. Gary Herbert made during his monthly news conference today. “We’ve been involved in long negotiations and we’ve come to an agreement with the Obama administration on what we […]

Making lemonade from federal lemons

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

Gov. Herbert told reporters this morning that he’s working to take the lemons given to the state through the federal health reform and turn them into lemonade. “I think the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is flawed and needs fixing, repealing or replacing,” said the governor. “That being said, we have lemons and I’m trying to […]

Healthy Utah negotiations moving forward

Posted on: September 17th, 2014

Following a productive negotiation with the secretary of health and human services, Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan moving closer to being read to present to the Legislature. To borrow a page from coaching legend John Wooden, the governor is taking a “be quick but don’t hurry,” approach. “The first priority of business is to make […]