Healthcare Archive

Senate: No Decisions Made on Medicaid Expansion

(KCPW News) Senate leaders on Friday said no big decisions have been made on Medicaid expansion, though no potential options have been

Protestors Cite Health, Family for Attending Clean Air Rally

(KCPW News) Bicycles, signs, and families. A wealth of those three things could be found all throughout the multitudes. Bicycles, because many

Utah Democrats Lay Out Priorities for 2014

(KCPW News) In preparation for the Utah legislative session convening next week, Democrats from the House of Representatives and Senate held a

Air Quality Board Approves Plan Amid Criticism

(KCPW News) Last Wednesday, clean air advocates lined up to give Utah’s Division of Air Quality their two cents. At the DAQ’s

Local Groups Raise Awareness of Air Quality Issues

(KCPW News) Decked out in holiday apparel and wearing masks to protect their lungs from pollution, about a dozen protesters gather on

Slowly but Surely, is Getting Better

(KCPW News) After the ineffective rollout of in October, the Obama Administration set a self-imposed deadline of November 30 to work

Legislative Task Force Weighs Options for Medicaid Expansion

(KCPW News) A legislative task force researching Utah’s healthcare options is considering recommending limited Medicaid expansion to the Utah legislature. The Health

UDOH: Gonorrhea Cases Up 94% in Utah This Year

(KCPW News) The Utah Department of Health revealed on Wednesday that reported cases of gonorrhea are up 94% in Utah. From January

“Are you ready for Obamacare?”

The Affordable Health Care Act is here, but are you ready? This live forum attempts to answer your questions about how 'Obamacare'

Faith Leaders Protest Outside Governor’s Mansion Over Healthcare

(KCPW News) Local religious leaders staged a demonstration outside the governor’s mansion on Wednesday. They gathered to convince Governor Gary Herbert to

What Do We Know About E-Cigarettes?

(KCPW News) The Tooele City Council decided to table an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes on Wednesday. The ordinance sought to

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