Affordable Care Act http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Affordable Care Act en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:18:02 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion, health care options for Utah's uninsured http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620449/Lawmakers-consider-Medicaid-expansion-health-care-options-for-Utahs-uninsured.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620449/Lawmakers-consider-Medicaid-expansion-health-care-options-for-Utahs-uninsured.html The Utah Legislature will take on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan as it determines how to provide health insurance to... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:35:21 MST GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666907/GOP-pushes-abortion-bill-through-House-on-March-for-Life-Day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666907/GOP-pushes-abortion-bill-through-House-on-March-for-Life-Day.html With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:45:27 MST 8 who wrote Obama letters to attend State of Union http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666738/8-who-wrote-Obama-letters-to-attend-State-of-Union.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666738/8-who-wrote-Obama-letters-to-attend-State-of-Union.html Who says it doesn't pay to send a letter to the president of the United States? Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:48:43 MST Rabbi Jack Moline to head the Interfaith Alliance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619985/Rabbi-Jack-Moline-to-head-the-Interfaith-Alliance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619985/Rabbi-Jack-Moline-to-head-the-Interfaith-Alliance.html Rabbi Jack Moline, a congregational rabbi who briefly led the nation’s top Jewish Democratic group, is the new head of... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:30:00 MST Citizens urge legislative committee to expand Medicaid http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666698/Citizens-urge-legislative-committee-to-expand-Medicaid.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666698/Citizens-urge-legislative-committee-to-expand-Medicaid.html A range of citizens and professional groups urged Wyoming lawmakers on Monday to accept federal money to expand the federal... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:03:18 MST Food stamps, indigent care show Idaho still under stress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666713/Food-stamps-indigent-care-show-Idaho-still-under-stress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666713/Food-stamps-indigent-care-show-Idaho-still-under-stress.html Poor and disabled people in Idaho are still struggling despite the state's low unemployment and improving economy, officials... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:05:01 MST GOP strategist Karl Rove shows little enthusiasm for another Mitt Romney run http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619816/GOP-strategist-Karl-Rove-shows-little-enthusiasm-for-another-Mitt-Romney-run.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619816/GOP-strategist-Karl-Rove-shows-little-enthusiasm-for-another-Mitt-Romney-run.html Top GOP strategist Karl Rove showed little enthusiasm Friday for another presidential bid by Mitt Romney in 2016, saying if... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:15:00 MST My view: Healthy Utah Plan acceptance is a public safety issue http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619757/Healthy-Utah-Plan-acceptance-is-a-public-safety-issue.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619757/Healthy-Utah-Plan-acceptance-is-a-public-safety-issue.html Accepting the governor's Healthy Utah plan will help public safety. The Legislature should consider the decrease in crime... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:15:09 MST Medicare chief steps down, ran health care rollout http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666484/Medicare-chief-steps-down-ran-health-care-rollout.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666484/Medicare-chief-steps-down-ran-health-care-rollout.html Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:01:22 MST Here’s why your state may be expanding religious freedom protections this year http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619701/Here7s-why-your-state-may-be-expanding-religious-freedom-protections-this-year.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619701/Here7s-why-your-state-may-be-expanding-religious-freedom-protections-this-year.html The rush to enforce same-sex marriage across the country may trigger state legislative efforts to enact local versions of the... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:00:00 MST Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It's a breeze http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666434/Booking-a-trip-to-the-ER-on-your-smartphone-Its-a-breeze.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666434/Booking-a-trip-to-the-ER-on-your-smartphone-Its-a-breeze.html Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with non-life-threatening conditions to schedule... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:06:44 MST 5 things to know about tax filing and Obama's health law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666391/5-things-to-know-about-tax-filing-and-Obamas-health-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666391/5-things-to-know-about-tax-filing-and-Obamas-health-law.html The IRS is cutting taxpayer services just as President Barack Obama's health law is making filing a tax return more complicated. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:26:53 MST Can state leaders, Herbert compromise on Medicaid before session? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619593/Can-state-leaders-Herbert-compromise-on-Medicaid-before-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619593/Can-state-leaders-Herbert-compromise-on-Medicaid-before-session.html Legislative leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert are still split over his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:02:41 MST Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666346/Gov-Matt-Mead-I-will-wage-fight-for-Wyoming-coal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666346/Gov-Matt-Mead-I-will-wage-fight-for-Wyoming-coal.html Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:04:18 MST Quiet year in terms of tax changes, but ACA provides twist http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666212/Quiet-year-in-terms-of-tax-changes-but-ACA-provides-twist.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666212/Quiet-year-in-terms-of-tax-changes-but-ACA-provides-twist.html President Barack Obama's signature health care law will bring a new twist to tax-filing in 2015, a year in which much else... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:49:04 MST New tax forms to fill out on health insurance coverage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666213/New-tax-forms-to-fill-out-on-health-insurance-coverage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666213/New-tax-forms-to-fill-out-on-health-insurance-coverage.html Be prepared for the tax man to get even more personal this year — with questions about your health insurance. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:37:41 MST Preparing for Tax Day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619447/Preparing-for-Tax-Day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619447/Preparing-for-Tax-Day.html Tax Day 2015 is still months away, but now is the time to start compiling the information and documentation necessary to make... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:25:00 MST Health care sign-ups steady as uninsured rate hits new low http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665778/Health-care-sign-ups-steady-as-uninsured-rate-hits-new-low.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665778/Health-care-sign-ups-steady-as-uninsured-rate-hits-new-low.html Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year's holiday, as the share of... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:29:00 MST Orrin Hatch and Mia Love ready for new roles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618998/Orrin-Hatch-and-Mia-Love-ready-for-new-roles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618998/Orrin-Hatch-and-Mia-Love-ready-for-new-roles.html Dressed in sleek running gear with her hair tucked under a cap, Rep.-elect Mia Love stopped briefly by her new congressional... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:58:53 MST The breakdown: 7 types of insurance you should know about http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619010/The-breakdown-7-types-of-insurance-you-should-know-about.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619010/The-breakdown-7-types-of-insurance-you-should-know-about.html Insurance is often essential, but not always. Here are a few types of coverage you should investigate before purchasing. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:20:00 MST Lois M. Collins: New Congress, new opportunity to behave like statesmen, serve America http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619003/New-Congress-new-opportunity-to-behave-like-statesmen-serve-America.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619003/New-Congress-new-opportunity-to-behave-like-statesmen-serve-America.html The seating of any new Congress provides an opportunity to change the tone of the national discussion and promote the... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST What to expect from the Affordable Care Act in 2015 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618920/What-to-expect-from-the-Affordable-Care-Act-in-2015.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618920/What-to-expect-from-the-Affordable-Care-Act-in-2015.html The next year will bring with it a new set of complications related to the employer and individual health insurance mandates. Sun, 04 Jan 2015 07:15:00 MST Drew Clark: 10 topics for Utah to enhance advantages and confront challenges http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618731/10-topics-for-Utah-to-enhance-advantages-and-confront-challenges.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618731/10-topics-for-Utah-to-enhance-advantages-and-confront-challenges.html Utah is an exceptional place to live. But Utah has challenges to confront, including "good" problems to have. For these 10... Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST In our opinion: Difficulties for Medicaid patients? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618816/Difficulties-for-Medicaid-patients.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618816/Difficulties-for-Medicaid-patients.html To get the Affordable Care Act started, primary-care physicians were granted two-year reimbursements for seeing Medicaid... Fri, 02 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST 5 things to know: Obama health law again in play http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665280/5-things-to-know-Obama-health-law-again-in-play.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665280/5-things-to-know-Obama-health-law-again-in-play.html New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:46:29 MST Being uninsured in America will cost you more http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665167/Being-uninsured-in-America-will-cost-you-more.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665167/Being-uninsured-in-America-will-cost-you-more.html Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:09:41 MST Officials suggest possibility of reforming military health care system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618534/Officials-suggest-possibility-of-reforming-military-health-care-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618534/Officials-suggest-possibility-of-reforming-military-health-care-system.html Top military and health officials are weighing potential changes to the military health care system. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:30:00 MST Letter: Access to health care http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618483/Access-to-health-care.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618483/Access-to-health-care.html Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Robert J. Samuelson: Congress has done little to fix political stalemate on federal debt http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618049/Congress-has-done-little-to-fix-political-stalemate-on-federal-debt.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618049/Congress-has-done-little-to-fix-political-stalemate-on-federal-debt.html The publicly held federal debt will increase from $12 trillion in 2013 to nearly $21 trillion in 2024, projects the CBO. The... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:15:00 MST Utah lawmakers recommend lowest-cost solution to Medicaid expansion, insuring only the 'most vulnerable' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618031/Utah-lawmakers-recommend-lowest-cost-solution-to-Medicaid-expansion-insuring-only-the-most.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618031/Utah-lawmakers-recommend-lowest-cost-solution-to-Medicaid-expansion-insuring-only-the-most.html After nearly two years of discussion, the Utah Health Reform Task Force voted to recommend two options of Medicaid expansion,... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:31 MST Vermont governor abandons single-payer health care plan, says tax increases would be too big http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664532/Vermont-governor-abandons-single-payer-health-care-plan-says-tax-increases-would-be-too-big.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664532/Vermont-governor-abandons-single-payer-health-care-plan-says-tax-increases-would-be-too-big.html Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:07:51 MST Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664415/Defense-tourism-among-winners-in-spending-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664415/Defense-tourism-among-winners-in-spending-bill.html A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:19:54 MST Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664362/Crunch-time-again-for-health-insurance-sign-ups.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664362/Crunch-time-again-for-health-insurance-sign-ups.html President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:19:22 MST Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664276/Crunch-time-again-for-health-insurance-sign-ups.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664276/Crunch-time-again-for-health-insurance-sign-ups.html President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:59:10 MST Monday is deadline to buy Jan. 1 health insurance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664223/Monday-is-deadline-to-buy-Jan-1-health-insurance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664223/Monday-is-deadline-to-buy-Jan-1-health-insurance.html Floridians have until Monday to sign up for health insurance if they want coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, but experts warn... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:11:19 MST Michael Gerson: The arrogance of liberal elites http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617530/The-arrogance-of-liberal-elites.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617530/The-arrogance-of-liberal-elites.html Politics, in this view, is the grubby business of winning in order to put the proper technocrats in charge of large, complex... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:38:14 MST Herbert proposes $14.3B budget with $500M in new money for education http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617459/Herbert-proposes-143B-budget-with-500M-in-new-money-for-education.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617459/Herbert-proposes-143B-budget-with-500M-in-new-money-for-education.html Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:32:11 MST How to save money when you have no time http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617558/How-to-save-money-when-you-have-no-time.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617558/How-to-save-money-when-you-have-no-time.html Because I just don't have as much time to devote to it anymore, my take on saving and frugality has been forced to evolve. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:10:00 MST My view: Sen. Hatch’s role in Medicare and small pharmacies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617416/Sen-Hatch7s-role-in-Medicare-and-small-pharmacies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617416/Sen-Hatch7s-role-in-Medicare-and-small-pharmacies.html The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is truly a revolutionary government program. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663856/Last-of-Senates-Deep-South-Democrats-defeated.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663856/Last-of-Senates-Deep-South-Democrats-defeated.html Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory... Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:00:45 MST Lane Beattie: Healthy Utah has business support http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617181/Healthy-Utah-has-business-support.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617181/Healthy-Utah-has-business-support.html As the voice of business in Utah, we ask Utah’s Legislature to consider and support this flexible, innovative,... Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663846/Democratic-Louisiana-Sen-Mary-Landrieu-defeated.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663846/Democratic-Louisiana-Sen-Mary-Landrieu-defeated.html Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday, denying her a fourth term and extending the... Sat, 06 Dec 2014 22:07:29 MST In our opinion: Support the Healthy Utah plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617151/Support-the-Healthy-Utah-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617151/Support-the-Healthy-Utah-plan.html Abandoning the poor and the needy, apart from being morally irresponsible, isn’t a wise use of taxpayer dollars. As... Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Herbert unveils his version of Medicaid expansion to public, legislators http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617021/Herbert-unveils-his-version-of-Medicaid-expansion-to-public-legislators.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617021/Herbert-unveils-his-version-of-Medicaid-expansion-to-public-legislators.html Faith and community leaders stood in support of Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan Thursday as he revealed its tenets to... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:25:00 MST 8 tax law changes you need to know about for 2015 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663728/8-tax-law-changes-you-need-to-know-about-for-2015.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663728/8-tax-law-changes-you-need-to-know-about-for-2015.html Besides the Affordable Care Act, there are a few interesting changes that could affect you when you file that 2014 tax return... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Jailed Utahns need more seamless health care options; Healthy Utah plan may be key http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616938/Jailed-Utahns-need-more-seamless-health-care-options-Healthy-Utah-plan-may-be-key.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616938/Jailed-Utahns-need-more-seamless-health-care-options-Healthy-Utah-plan-may-be-key.html On the heels of proposed prison reforms by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, stakeholders met on... Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:20:00 MST My view: ACA should allow prescription drugs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616848/ACA-should-allow-prescription-drugs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616848/ACA-should-allow-prescription-drugs.html Thanks is not due to the ACA but rather to increased access to prescription drugs, which help folks manage illnesses and stay... Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST