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Utah Governor outlines progress made during 2023 legislative session as lawmakers adjourn

| Mar 6, 2023 | Utah

The Utah Legislature adjourned its 2023 session on Friday, and Gov. Spencer Cox held a press conference outlining the legislative progress that was made.      The governor’s office acknowledged the progress that was made on the health front, including efforts to protect children’s mental health by enforcing regulations on...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rob Ence, state leader on aging addresses challenges and opportunities facing older Utahns 

| Feb 14, 2023 | Utah

Rob Ence is the executive director of the Utah Commission on Aging (UCOA), a state commission established in 2005 to coordinate efforts across the aging spectrum on policy, research and academia, and community services for the older adult population. Ence assumed the role in 2016 when the commission was tasked...[ Read More ]

Utah DHHS focused on preparedness for Medicaid redeterminations in April

| Jan 12, 2023 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed this week that the state’s Medicaid program is in the process of reviewing its planned system programming, communication, and other preparations for the end of continuous enrollment.      The federal Omnibus Appropriation Act decouples the continuous Medicaid coverage provision...[ Read More ]

Utah Democrat Rep. Rosemary Lesser plans to address healthcare access and Medicaid expansion in 2023 legislative session

| Jan 12, 2023 | Utah

Democratic Utah Rep. Rosemary Lesser (D - Ogden) spoke to State of Reform about her outlook and plans for the upcoming general session, which begins on January 17th. She plans to introduce several health-related reforms including bills that address Medicaid coverage and eligibility.      Lesser, a member of the...[ Read More ]

Utah lawmaker sponsoring bills to support healthcare access for people with disabilities and workforce in upcoming session

| Jan 11, 2023 | Utah

Utah Rep. Norm Thurston (R - Provo) recently shared his outlook on the upcoming legislative session with State of Reform, saying his top health policy priorities are sufficiently funding services for people with disabilities and ensuring an adequate supply of mental and physical health professionals across the spectrum of care. ...[ Read More ]

Q&A: John Poelman, Senior Director at Leavitt Partners, on outlook for One Utah Health Collaborative in 2023

| Dec 20, 2022 | Utah

John Poelman led a team that supported Governor Spencer Cox’s office throughout the design and community input phase of forming the One Utah Health Collaborative. The collaborative is a community-owned organization that is focused on enabling the health system to scale successful outcomes for all Utahns. Poelman’s efforts included facilitating...[ Read More ]