STATEMENT FROM UHPP: Our Commitment to the Community
Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) is committed to being a resource to the community during the COVID-19 crisis. In observation of public health protocols, UHPP staff are now working remotely, but are rapidly developing ways to use technology to continue our direct health insurance enrollment services. UHPP is also working to make sure accurate, productive, and useful messages are transmitted to the community through social media, email and other means of communication. We are all in this together; UHPP will do our best to do our part.
See the full March 16th message here:
STATEMENT on Suspension of Work Reporting Requirement:
Medicaid is an essential piece of the safety net that protects low-income Utahns during this kind of emergency, and our leaders should be doing everything they can to roll out a health insurance welcome mat rather than upholding barriers to care.
Work requirements or “community engagement” rules have always been illegal, illogical, and unnecessarily punitive. These flaws are amplified during this pandemic but are also problematic even in the best of times. We are hopeful that state leaders will realize the short-sightedness and inefficiency of this policy and suspend work requirements permanently.
See our full statement: https://utahhealthpolicyproject.salsalabs.org/4320wrsuspension
and this blog from the UHPP policy team
HEALTH POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO RESPOND TO COVID-19
- Improve Access to Health Insurance Coverage
- Ensure Robust Outreach to Encourage Enrollment
- Improve Access to Testing, Treatment and Affordable Health Care
- Improve Emergency Access to Providers, Prescriptions, and Services
See details and the full report here:
Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed:
CALL TO ACTION:
Use this link to contact Governor Herbert and Lt. Governor Cox to ask them to act quickly to strengthen Medicaid to better respond to the Coronavirus crisis
COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Health Insurance Options and Remote Enrollment