Healthcare Archive

New Report Says Expanding Medicaid Would Save Utah Money

(KCPW News) A long-awaited report examining Medicaid expansion in Utah through the Affordable Care Act has finally been revealed. KCPW Reporter Kim

Two Online Health Exchanges to Run in Utah After Federal Deal

(KCPW News) A new agreement between the state of Utah and federal regulators means that Utah will have two health insurance marketplaces

Bill to Block Medicaid Expansion Advances Out of House

(KCPW News) The Utah House of Representatives on Monday advanced legislation aimed at blocking federal Medicaid expansion in the state under the

Utah Democrats Issue Call to Governor for Medicaid Expansion

(KCPW News) Utah Democrats held a press conference this afternoon urging Governor Gary Herbert to sign on to the federal Medicaid expansion.

Health Care Advocates Concerned About Proposed Legislation

(KCPW News) Some proposed, but not-yet-numbered legislation has health care advocates in Utah worried that lawmakers aim to reject Medicaid expansion in

Doctors Promote Bill to Ban Smoking With Kids in Cars

(KCPW News) A group of doctors and school children were at Utah’s Capitol on Friday, trying to secure support from lawmakers for

Capitol Display Draws Attention to Senate Autism Bill

(KCPW News) Supporters of a bill to get insurers to cover children with Autism created a colorful display in the capitol rotunda

Utah’s Health System Reform Task Force Ends, Many Questions Remain

Since the spring, members of Utah’s Heath System Reform Task Force have been discussing how to best implement healthcare reform in Utah.

Public Offers Up Comments for State Medicaid Study

When the state legislature reconvenes in January they’ll be given a report outlining the cost/benefit analysis of expanding Utah’s Medicaid program. Yesterday,

Herbert Asks Obama to Approve State Health Exchange

Utah Governor Gary Herbert wants President Barack Obama to approve Utah’s health exchange program before a federal deadline later this week. Robert

Salt Lake Chamber Launces Website to Help Businesses With Rising Heath Care Costs

The Salt Lake Chamber is helping businesses with the rising cost of health care. Over the past year, the chamber has

SLC to Recognize World AIDS Day with HIV Rates Rising

As Salt Lake City prepares to recognize World AIDS Day Saturday with several downtown events, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department is

Salt Lake Joins Coalition to Make Homes Healthier

Salt Lake County is taking steps to treat kids before they get sick. Yesterday, the County signed the Green and Healthy Homes

Diabetes Research and Advocacy Groups Unite Against Disease

The American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation joined forces with the Utah Department of Health today (Wednesday) on World Diabetes

State’s Homeless Summit Promotes “Housing First” Model

Homeless service providers will gather in Salt Lake City this week for the 9th annual Homeless Summit to discuss ways to end

Huntsman Cancer Institute Develops Program to Screen For Colon Cancer Early On

Early detection of colon cancer is getting easier thanks to a new computer program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The program checks

Health Care Reform: Medicine, Myths, and Realities, a Panel Discussion on the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has been hotly debated since it was enacted in March, 2010.  On October 30, a panel discussion featuring

U of U Scientists Create Intravaginal Ring to Prevent HIV

A device that could prevent HIV transmission is being developed in our own backyard. Scientists at the University of Utah have developed

Utah Experts Discuss Best Ways to Treat Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are an everyday occurrence in Utah. Thursday, more than 300 professionals and people closest to the issue met at

Experts Agree Information is Key as Mental Health Awareness Week Recognized

This week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week, an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses. Utah experts say one in four

Medicaid Pilot Project For Autism Begins Taking Applications

A new Medicaid pilot project offering services to children with autism spectrum disorders begins accepting applications today. As KCPW’s Charlotte Duren reports,

Governor Holds 2nd Annual Health Summit

As Utah continues to look at improving its health care system with small tweaks, about 500 of the state’s public health officials

Utah Cancer Survivors Experience More Chronic Diseases

More people are surviving cancer in Utah, but new data released by the Utah Department of Health show cancer survivors are experiencing

Utah Youth Smoking At 5.9 Percent, All-Time Low

Fewer Utahns are lighting up. A new report released by the Utah Department of Health shows youth smoking in the state is

New Data Shows Spike in Uninsured Utahns

The number of Utahns without health insurance climbed from 10.6 to 13.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to new numbers from

Cooke, Herbert Differ on Views of Medicare

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke says the state needs to stop neglecting issues related to health care. Cooke criticized Governor Gary Herbert’s

Report Shows Where Asthma is Most Prevalent in Utah

Does where you live impact your health? A new report by the Utah Department of Health shows asthma rates in Utah vary

Lawmakers Recommend Standards For Minimum Health Coverage

Utah’s Health System Reform Task Force unanimously voted today (Thursday) in favor of recommending an essential health benefits package. The plan will

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

Lawmakers Hear Update On Autism Program

Utah lawmakers gave an update at the State Capitol Wednesday on the progress of a pilot program offering health coverage for young