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What They're Watching: Senator Gene Davis

Emily Viles | Aug 19, 2019 | Utah

Trump administration likely to deny Utah's 90/10 Medicaid funding request

Emily Viles | Jul 29, 2019 | Utah

The Washington Post reported late on Friday that the Trump Administration is likely to deny funding for Utah’s Medicaid expansion efforts.  We have been tracking Utah’s 1115 waiver, and the implementation of Medicaid expansion provisions passed during the legislative session, for several months. Before the 2019 session began, Utahns passed...[ Read More ]

Update on Utah's Per Capita Cap Plan

Emily Viles | Jul 15, 2019 | Utah

Following a recent public hearing on the state’s Medicaid expansion efforts and the 1115 waiver, several members of the Medical Care Advisory Committee submitted a letter expressing opposition to several new provisions in the plan.  One portion of the 1115 waiver, the Per Capita Cap Plan, would continue covering adults...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Henry Gardner, Health disparity trends, Medical Cannabis Board

Emily Viles | Jul 10, 2019 | Utah

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation with his family, so while he is away I’m bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I cover health care policy in Utah along with a number of other states that round out our Southwest Edition. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Henry Gardner, Digital Health Service Commission

Emily Viles | Jul 8, 2019 | Utah

Henry Gardner is the Commissioner of the Utah Digital Health Service Commission. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss standardizing data collection and sharing. My issue with healthcare is that there is such a lack of consistency with data and the way that it is...[ Read More ]

Utah legislative districts show variable health outcomes

Emily Viles | Jul 8, 2019 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health’s Office of Health Disparities recently released an annual report detailing health trends and challenges by legislative district. The 2019 report shows several interesting trends across Utah’s 29 Senate districts and 75 House districts.  The report is a result of a 2018 legislative session request to...[ Read More ]

Trends in Utah suicide rates

Emily Viles | Jul 3, 2019 | Utah

This week, the Utah Department of Health released a suicide rate map. The map details the rate of suicide in individual counties, and considers a number of demogrpahic, and socio-economic factors in these data sets.  Here are some standout trends from the map:  The age-adjusted rate of suicide per 100,000...[ Read More ]

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