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Shurtleff expects Obamacare to be overturned

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff told Sutherland Daily today that he believes the U.S. Supreme Court will vote 5-4 to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Obamacare, as opponents of the legislation (and even many … Continue reading

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Stakes are high as Supreme Court takes on Obamacare

Today, the United States Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in what many consider one of the most important, consequential issues presented in the nation’s history: challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: health department gulps at possible loss of federal funds

  Imagine that you’re a third-grader who needs $10 every day for breakfast, lunch and snacks at school, and that you have a generous fifth-grade friend who pays $7 of the cost each day. You “earn” the remaining $3 by … Continue reading

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Health Care Compact: taking back control from Washington

  Ever since Obamacare became law, states have been doing whatever they can to avoid it. They have filed lawsuits, requested waivers, passed legislation, and identified loopholes in the law. Many states are also pursuing another option for regaining control … Continue reading

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How authentic charity care can work for Utah

  We mentioned on this blog a few weeks ago that the cost of Medicaid services continues to escalate here in Utah and across the nation. This upward trajectory is not expected to change anytime soon. Although we support the … Continue reading

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Turn Medicaid hot potato into a block grant

  Despite the ongoing debt and deficit battles in Washington, our national leaders need to work together to address a political hot potato – Medicaid – to help get the nation’s fiscal house in order. For Utah, implementing a block … Continue reading

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Could Utah use glitch to evade Obamacare?

  In February 2011, John Graham of the Pacific Research Institute predicted that “Obamacare will destroy Utah’s health exchange.” A recent article in The Wall Street Journal identifies an “Obamacare glitch” that could prove Graham’s prophecy to be true, but … Continue reading

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How to make health care more affordable: Part 2

  Last month, I wrote about how free market health reforms are needed so that health care consumers (patients) have greater incentive to be conscious of and control their health care costs. In this post, I want to discuss free … Continue reading

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Stepping up as conservatives to help Utahns in need

  While I was waiting for a flight out of Salt Lake City, a young man, waiting for the same flight, sat down next to me and initiated a conversation. I soon found out that “Theo” was headed to meet … Continue reading

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How to make health care more affordable: Part 1

  According to a study by McKinsey & Co., once the federal government begins to penalize businesses for not offering health insurance to their employees and subsidizes individual health insurance plans under Obamacare (starting in 2014), “almost one-third of U.S. … Continue reading

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