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University of Utah Health witnesses number of changes before the new year

Emily Viles | Nov 8, 2019 | Utah

This week the University of Utah Health revealed a number of new changes related both to faculty administration, and new programs that will ultimately become part of the university’s overall transformation.  Earlier this week the Huntsman family granted the largest monetary gift in the University’s history. The historic $150 million...[ Read More ]

Georgetown University Report Finds Number of Uninsured Children Now at Highest Levels Since Major Provisions of Affordable Care Act Took Effect

| Nov 1, 2019 | Arizona, Texas, Utah

The number of uninsured children increased by more than 400,000 between 2016 and 2018, reversing a long-standing positive trend according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Nationwide, more than 4 million children were uninsured in 2018. “Recent policy changes and the failure...[ Read More ]

UDOH Accepting Applications for Medical Cannabis Pharmacies

| Oct 28, 2019 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking applicants to operate medical cannabis pharmacies in the state. The UDOH will evaluate proposals based on criteria established in the RFP and the Medical Cannabis Act. The UDOH will issue licenses to 14 medical cannabis pharmacies....[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Premium supports, Tele-health

| Oct 25, 2019 | Utah

If you're new to 5 Things, thanks for signing up.  We offer this free newsletter once a month where we identify and discuss five things we think are interesting, that policy makers and market executives should know about. We fund the newsletter from the success of our annual conference with...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Jim Dunnigan

Emily Viles | Oct 23, 2019 | Utah

Rep. Jim Dunnigan is the Chair of the Health Reform Task Force, a legislative interim committee that works to address issues in health care and determine legislative priorities. Rep. Dunnigan will also be a featured speaker at our Colorado State of Reform Conference, where he will discuss Utah’s ongoing Medicaid...[ Read More ]

University of Utah Health receives new funding and professorships

Emily Viles | Oct 16, 2019 | Utah

This week, the University of Utah Health announced a series of new professorships, and received funding for additional health care research. The U will gain six new professorships funded by the Huntsman Family, an organization founded after the late Jon Huntsman Sr. Huntsman was considered one of the most generous...[ Read More ]

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