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Health Matters E-Newsletter
September 14, 2010

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HOW TO CELEBRATE 6-MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF
FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS


In just 10 days we will reach a huge milestone in federal health reform: the 6-month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While there is much to celebrate on September 23, there is also lots of work to do to prepare for the many changes that will go into effect on that day.  Here is a new summary table of those changes along with comments on the status of each in Utah.
 

STATE LEADERS REJECT 1ST CRITICAL FEDERAL REFORM OPPORTUNITY: THE CHAP

Last week Utah Governor Gary Herbert rejected the Consumer Assistance Program Grant opportunity available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), turning away $260,000 in resources set aside to develop the infrastructure for consumer health assistance and navigation. This is devastating news for Utah consumers, advocates, and others who appreciate the importance of engaging consumers in health care and coverage decision making.  Rea Read More

Read More ReaRead consumers in health care and coverage decision making.   

UHPP APPLIES TO JOIN THE UTAH HEALTH EXCHANGE (Exchange Learning Network Journal Entry #2)
by UHPP Operations & HR Manager Stacey Earle

 
On September 1, after a very informative meeting with our broker, Davis Pacific Insurance, the Utah Health Policy Project decided to sign up for the re-launch of Utah's Health Insurance Exchange. ... Read More


HEALTH REFORM TASK FORCE AND WORKGROUPS MEET THIS WEEK

This is a busy week for state health reform and the workgroups charged with oversight of federal reform implementation.
Both work groups are meeting TODAY, September 14…   Read More
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Both work groups are meeting TODAY, September 14…   Read More
The Health Reform Task Force meets again on Wednesday 9:00 AM in Room 250 State Capitol. See the agenda here.
 The Health Reform Task Force meets again on Wednesday 9:00 AM in Room 250 State Capitol. See the agenda here.
  

The Health Reform Task Force meets again on Wednesday 9:00 AM in Room 250 State Capitol. See the agenda here.
 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM AUGUST INTERIM SESSION:
EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS

Executive Appropriations heard a number of health and Medicaid related reports last month. Executive Appropriations heard a number of health and Medicaid related reports last month.  
Executive Appropriations heard a number of health and Medicaid related reports last month.  Full details here



LOOKING FORWARD TO SEPTEMBER INTERIM 
 

Details for each committee here
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