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Utah special session to begin on Thursday with packed agenda

Michael Goldberg | Jun 16, 2020 | Utah

Utah Medicaid will now cover COVID-19 testing for uninsured residents

| Jun 2, 2020 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today announced that Utah Medicaid will now cover COVID-19-related diagnostic testing and services for uninsured individuals. This new program will be effective June 1, 2020 through the duration of the public health emergency. Covered services include COVID-19 testing, as well as serological tests to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Medicaid budget cuts, Greg Skordas, "5 Slides"

| May 21, 2020 | Utah

Next week, members of our Convening Panel will get together on a Zoom call. You may recall we postponed our April 2nd event, the 2020 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, just as COVID was breaking. As things begin to re-open, my inclination is to not re-convene our event...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Utah Attorney General candidate Greg Skordas

Michael Goldberg | May 20, 2020 | Utah

Greg Skordas is the Democratic candidate for Attorney General in Utah. Skordas will face the winner of the Republican primary election between Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt. As with most elections in recent history, health care will likely loom large in the Utah AG race....[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Series: "The Special Session"

| Apr 24, 2020 | Utah

It's ok to feel sad right now. It's ok to feel less productive than you would normally expect. We have to give ourselves all a little grace right now, and guard against the negative self-talk that can take us down. It's not that we're working from home right now. We're...[ Read More ]

Medicaid expansion in the age of COVID-19

Michael Goldberg | Apr 23, 2020 | Utah

Not long after rolling out a long-awaited full expansion of Medicaid on January 1st, 2020, a pandemic swept the globe. It was only a matter of time before the virus would creep into Utah.  As COVID-19 spread along with its concomitant social and economic consequences, Utah found itself administering the...[ Read More ]

Utah Special Session: Health legislative roundup

Michael Goldberg | Apr 20, 2020 | Utah

To address the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah commenced last week with a first-ever all-virtual special session of the 63rd Legislature. The session could last up to 10 days as legislators grapple with an array of budgetary, election and economic issues posed by the pandemic. Below are the pieces of health legislation...[ Read More ]