U-SHARE (Utahns for Sustainable HeAlth REform) is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to ensuring health reform is affordable and accessible for all Utahns. We use the acronym "share" because we believe responsibility for financing the reforms must be shared among individuals, employers and government, and that responsibility for maintaining and improving health must also be shared by every segment of the community, including individuals, insurers and providers.
States across the nation are sick and tired of waiting for Congress to do something about the health care crisis. From Maine to California, state legislatures, governors, businesses and advocates are working together to tackle systemic health reform. Utah is ready to be the next state to do something bold to make sure we all have access to the health care we need.In the 2008 General Session the Utah Legislature passed HB133 (Health System Reform), forming a legislative task force. The task force has until this November to formulate a strategic plan for health system reforms that address cost, quality, and access.
We are getting closer to the point in the reform process where the 'rubber meets the road.' It is time to build the list of organizations and individuals, who are ready to stand for comprehensive health system reforms that are supported by the U-SHARE Goals and Guiding Principles.
If you want to endorse as an individual:
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the subject heading please write "Endorse U-SHARE Principles."
Fill out the endorsement form and fax to (801) 433-2298, or
Mail it to:
Endorse U-SHARE Principles
C/O Utah Health Policy Project
508 East South Temple, Suite 45
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
If you are connected to an organization:
...we really want your organization's endorsement. For most organizations, decisions of this magnitude are usually up to your Board of Directors. PLEASE TRY TO GET YOUR BOARD'S OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. After the appropriate person signs the endorsement form please send it to Stacey by fax to (801) 433-2298 or by email: In the subject heading please write "Endorse U-SHARE Principles."
If you have any questions about U-SHARE, please contact Judi Hilman, staff support to U-SHARE:
by email at email@example.com or by phone: (801) 433-2299. If your board would like to visit with Judi or one of the U-SHARE partner organizations, call or email. It's time to make health system reform happen in Utah! Thank you for standing for bold health system reforms that result in expanded ACCESS, increased QUALITY and better COST management.