Utah

Utah’s Norman Thurston Takes a Red State Approach to Lower Rx Costs with a Bill to Import Drugs from Canada

For more than a decade, Utah State Legislator and Director of the Office of Health Care Statistics Norman Thurston has worked to reform his state’s health care system, including its Medicaid program, and is considered one of the state’s “go-to” health care policymakers. Thurston, a Republican, has worked to reduce state spending on prescription drugs and […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    With 80 bills introduced in 2017, there is a high level of interest in pharmaceutical pricing among state legislators. However, despite legislative sessions wrapping up, very few laws have been enacted. To date, bills have passed in Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, New York, and Utah. In 2016, Vermont led the way with a price transparency […]

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  • Policymakers in Congress are considering the role of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the context of health coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Federal funding for CHIP is due to end in September, 2015 without Congressional action. To help inform these federal legislative discussions, the leadership of the House Committee […]

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  • For 2014 legislative activity and other Medicaid expansion updates, see State Refor(u)m’s Medicaid expansion map. At State Refor(u)m, we are continuing to track state Medicaid expansion activities. This revised chart includes additional details on key elements of Medicaid expansion bills that have been introduced in state legislatures, such as proposals to provide coverage to the […]

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  • When open enrollment begins on October 1, consumers will be able to select and purchase health coverage online through a state-based exchange or the federal marketplace. This chart provides useful links to the web portals, where consumers can purchase coverage, as well as links to relevant agency websites containing exchange policy and consumer assistance-related information. […]

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  • Due to the ACA’s new eligibility verification rules, states have developed plans outlining Medicaid and CHIP eligibility verification procedures. This chart highlights key elements from states’ verification plans, such as which eligibility factors are verified through electronic data and the specific data sources states are using, as well as whether self-attestation is accepted for some eligibility […]

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  • With open enrollment underway, exchanges are mobilizing their efforts to provide assistance to individuals who will begin enrolling in coverage options in October. This chart highlights the approaches states have taken to develop education and training for the individuals who will provide enrollment assistance through Navigator, In-Person Assister (IPA) and Certified Application Counselor (CAC) programs. […]

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  • This chart highlights steps states have taken to create an exchange. If you’d like to read more about exchange policy decisions, check out our State and Partnership Exchange Policy Decisions chart. Like all State Refor(u)m research, this chart is a collaborative effort with you, the user. State Refor(u)m captures the health reform comments, documents, and links […]

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  • Find out where states are on exchanges: state, partnership, or federal?

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  • This map tracks states that have released rate information filed by carriers interested in selling plans in health insurance exchanges in both the individual and small group markets. Like all State Refor(u)m research, this chart is a collaborative effort with you, the user. State Refor(u)m captures the health reform comments, documents, and links submitted by […]

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