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Utah Senate Health and Human Services Committee holds interim meeting

| Nov 23, 2020 | Utah

On Nov. 18, the Utah Senate Health and Human Services Committee held an interim meeting to discuss pertinent committee business. Here are a few important topics they discussed: COVID-19: An Update State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn reported that Utah is experiencing over 3,000 new cases every day and there is...[ Read More ]

Utah breaks daily record for COVID-19 cases as Thanksgiving holiday approaches

| Nov 20, 2020 | Utah

A record 4,588 Utah residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday. 17 Utahans died from COVID-19 on the same day -- one of the state’s highest daily death counts so far. Utah’s daily death rate has risen 42.9% in the past week. The state’s daily cases have been quickly rising...[ Read More ]

Arizona enforces school mask mandate as some districts continue in-person learning

| Nov 20, 2020 | Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health services issued a mask mandate for school districts and charter schools on Thursday. The mandate comes as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise and some schools refuse to follow safety guidelines. The state had 283,102 total cases and 6,395 deaths as of Nov....[ Read More ]

Washington DOH updates its COVID-19 vaccine administration plan

| Nov 19, 2020 | Washington

On Thursday the Washington State Department of Health announced 6 facilities that have been approved in the state to administer the COVID-19 vaccine once it is released. The department did not identify the specific facilities. Three hundred and seventy five health care providers have already applied to administer vaccines, so...[ Read More ]

Kim Bimestefer on "The State of Colorado Health Care"

| Nov 19, 2020 | Colorado

Kim Bimestefer was the Morning Keynote speaker for State of Reform’s Colorado Health Policy Conference.  The Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) shared her thoughts on the state’s current healthcare issues. The coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on the state’s hospital system, Bimestefer...[ Read More ]

Democratic and Republican legislators discuss future health policy plans for Colorado

| Nov 18, 2020 | Colorado

At State of Reform’s Colorado Health Policy Conference Colorado Democrats and Republicans discussed their parties’ plans for future health care policy. The “Policy Leadership: Republicans” panel featured Rep. Soper and Rep. Bolton. Sen. Brittany Petterson was the speaker for the “Policy Leadership: Democrats” panel.     Policy Leadership: Democrats According...[ Read More ]

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