Don't Deny the Gap
One theme common to arguments against closing Utah’s coverage gap is that the people affected by the gap don’t exist
. Trust us. They exist
. And they want to be covered. Over 57,000 Utahns live without access to affordable health insurance right now.
UHPP and our community partners are readying a multifaceted campaign to encourage Utah legislators to find solutions to our state’s coverage gap. We’ll deliver more numbers, stories, budgets, charts, surveys, and talking points to shape this issue at the Utah Capitol and across the state. Given that 76% of Utah voters support using federal funds
to close the coverage gap, we believe we’re standing on solid ground.
The campaign begins next Tuesday
) with the free screening of Entitled to Life
, a documentary film about Utah’s coverage gap, at the Broadway Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. (RSVP here
But before we begin, it’s always helpful to know what we’re up against. So we’ve summarized the top seven arguments against closing Utah’s coverage gap—and our responses to them.
Read all seven reasons here