The legislature commenced this year’s legislative session on Jan. 17th and health committees are slated to hold their first hearings on bills this week. Reporter Boram Kim has been monitoring health-related bills as they’re introduced and advanced, and we will continue to provide updates on key bills as the session continues. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform  … Read more

This month’s newsletter includes Medicaid Director Jennifer Strohecker’s comments on Medicaid redetermination planning and other upcoming changes to the program, data about deceptive COVID self-reporting practices with input from State Epidemiologist Dr. Leisha Nolen, and Gov. Cox’s new strategy for addressing social media’s impact on youth mental health in the state. As always, please don’t hesitate … Read more

During our “What They’re Watching” interview with Rep. Rosemary Lesser (D – Ogden) at our Utah conference earlier this year, the lawmaker described a bill she’s working on during the interim and plans to present in next year’s legislative session.     The legislation would increase postpartum Medicaid coverage in the state from 60 days … Read more