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Utah Health Policy Project
1832 Research Way, #60
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
(801) 433-2299

Welcome to the Utah Health Policy Project
The Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing sustainable healthcare solutions for underserved Utahns through better access, education, and public policy.

Guiding Principles for Health Care Reform
The Utah Health Policy Project has developed a set of Guiding Principles to help policymakers and the public evaluate proposals for health reform. We have made every effort to identify principles that achieve our goals of achieving quality, affordable, and sustainable health care coverage for all Utahns. We welcome suggestions for making the Principles more useful as a tool for evaluating reform proposals. more...

Mission create quality, affordable, comprehensive health care coverage for all people in Utah through research, policy development, education, and community engagement activities.
Reform Implementation Station
Outlines federal health reform and how it impacts you. Provides timelines, tools and resources to help Utahns navigate implementation of health reform in our state.

Medicaid Policy Clinic
Provides timely critical analysis of Medicaid and CHIP policies, including the state's controversial waiver proposal.

Reform Initiatives
Assesses the current health care system, specifically the private market, and works on solutions that will expand access, increase quality and contain costs.
Quality/Equality Watch
Dedicated to ensuring that health system reforms result in the elimination of health disparities and improved quality of care for all.
Utah Business Group on Health
Provides its members with credible, concise information, forums for the exchange of ideas, and a strong voice in policy debates around rising health care costs.

In October's Health Matters newsletter from UHPP... Healthy Utah in 2018 | PCN Update | Healthcare Heroes | Ask a Navigator | UHPP Fundraiser | Is the ACA Working? | Auto-Renewal Made Simple
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Do you know about Melissa's story? It's one of the reasons why Utah families need the Healthy Utah Plan. (pdf)

Check out the latest version of UHPP's award-winning Health Reform 101 presentation. We've taken this slidedeck to over 150 events and reached 6,700 Utahns in the last 18 months. Download it here:

In September's Health Matters newsletter from UHPP | Healthy Utah Heads to the Hill | Obamacare 2.0 | Two New Polls | Coverage Numbers Explained | UHPP Fall Conference |
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In July's Health Matters newsletter from UHPP| Tenth Task Force | Close the Gap Majority | Is Preventive Care Free? | Why Do We Need Navigators? | Take Care Utah Update (full pdf)

How many times has the Health Reform Task Force discussed Medicaid Expansion? 10 times since 2012. Here are five more facts about Utah's long road to a solution...
>>Coverage Gap Countown (pdf)

Utah voters support Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah Plan. That's the takeaway from a statewide survey of voters analyzed by the Provo-based Notalys research firm.
Check out the results:
>Media brief (pdf)
>Powerpoint Presentation (pdf)
>Initial Findings Report (pdf)

Check out the June issue of UHPP's Health Matters. News on the coverage gap, legislative hearings, and a new film screening.
(pdf) (online)

Measuring the Economic Impact of Healthy Utah
Closing Utah's coverage gap using the Healthy Utah Plan would not only provide healthcare access to 111,000 Utahns, but also reduce uncompensated care charges at local hospitals by $181 million.
We've got the economic impact numbers here (pdf)

New Report: 66% of Coverage Gap Are Working
On May 21 UHPP and Families USA co-released a new report that shows 66% of Utahns in the coverage gap are working. Most are employed in the service, food, and construction sectors. Read the report, and listen to the conference call
(pdf) (audio-mp3) (press release)

Casting Call
UHPP is looking for 30 Utahns who signed up for ACA insurance during the recent enrollment period. We want you to be a part of our "ACA Kitchen Cabinet" to tell us about your experience. Contact Jason Stevenson by email, or at 801-433-2299 x7. And check our our FAQ below.

The May issue of UHPP's Health Matters is available. 84,601 Enrolled | PCN Opens Up | Coverage Gap To Do List | Enrollment Report | SEPs Explained | ACA Casting Call
(pdf) (online)

84,601 That's the number of Utahns who enrolled in new insurnace on Read our final report here:
(pdf) (video)

What is the Medicaid Coverage Gap? We can explain it in one page.

How did Utah study Medicaid for two years and avoid making a decision?
We explain it all our State of Medicaid: 2014 and Closing the Coverage Gap Timeline
State of Medicaid: 2014 (pdf)
Timeline (pdf)

Which Utah legislative districts contain the most coverage gap residents? You might be surprised...
Data chart (Senate) (pdf)
Data chart (House) (pdf)
Top Ten Districts (pdf)

How many people are uninsured in your county? This U.S. Census data will tell you (pdf)

Take Care Utah is unveiling our "What's More Risky II" campaign this week. See and share these images on TCU's Facebook page and Twitter feed - or download them below:

127 Hours (jpeg)
Butch Cassidy (jpeg)
Dumb&Dumber (jpeg)
Footloose (jpeg)
High School Musical (jpeg)
Indiana Jones (jpeg)
John Carter (jpeg)
Forrest Gump (jpeg)
The Sandlot (jpeg)
PDF collage (pdf)

Check out Take Care Utah's "What's More Risky" social media campaign to get young adults in Utah to pay attention to health insurnace--and the great deals created by the ACA. Check out each image below:
Climbing | Fan | Fry Sauce | Inversion | Mtn. Biking | Salt Flats | Snowboarding | Flags

The 2014 Legislative starts on January 27, 2014. Here's an updated Legslative Roster.

Slow Launch or Failed Start? The October 2013 issue of Health Matters is ready to read online.

Matt Slonker named the new Executive Director of UHPP. Read more here.

To sign up for Health Matters, UHPP's monthly online newsletter, email Jason

Check out UHPP's re-launched Facebook and Twitter presence. Like us.