AS A STATE WE NEED TO FIND A SOLUTION TO PREVENTIVE CARE. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SAVED MAKES COMMON SENSE FOR ALL UTAH FAMILIES.
Full Medicaid Expansion.
- If we as a state can invest 80 Million in in full Medicaid Expansion, we can bring in a 700 Million investment from the federal government. The approval of the Utah Medicaid expanding drug treatment waiver is a tiny step in the right direction. When two-thirds of Utahns support ballot initiative to expand Medicaid, we need to listen to the will of the people .
Payment delivery systems in Healthcare.
- The primary objectives of a Payment Delivery System are to improve the quality of care, improve the overall health of the population, and increase the cost efficiency by expanding a value based payment system.
Healthcare is a human right.
- Affordable access to healthcare is vital to continue building a strong economy. In 2018 the state of Utah will only have 2 state insurers, Select Health with 24 types of health plans and the University of Utah with 4 plans. Compared to 101 plans in 2015 with 6 different insurers.
Rates for Utah’s two remaining insurers (Select Health, University of Utah Health Plans) will increase an average of 39% in 2018. Silver plans in Salt Lake County will increase 61.7%. Keep in mind that 86% of Utahns enrolled in marketplace coverage receive a subsidy that reduces their monthly premiums by an average of 72%. – Utah Health Policy Analysis of Utah’s 2018 Insurance Marketplace
- With a new administration in the White House, entitlement programs will be under attack. This includes Medicaid and we need to be vigilant in making sure that those in marginalized communities are taken care of. I will promise to work with all to make sure that these communities are not affected.