Affordable Care Act http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Affordable Care Act en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:01 MDT Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:39:23 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss In our opinion: The Affordable Care Act needs a bipartisan overhaul http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607726/The-Affordable-Care-Act-needs-a-bipartisan-overhaul.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607726/The-Affordable-Care-Act-needs-a-bipartisan-overhaul.html Lack of clarity in President Obama’s signature health care law has already brought the ACA before the Supreme Court... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Negotiators predict easy passage of bill to overhaul Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657517/Negotiators-predict-easy-passage-of-bill-to-overhaul-Department-of-Veterans-Affairs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657517/Negotiators-predict-easy-passage-of-bill-to-overhaul-Department-of-Veterans-Affairs.html A sweeping proposal to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation's medical care for military veterans should... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:50:00 MDT In our opinion: The long-term outlook for Social Security isn't good, so begin solving problem now http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607529/The-long-term-outlook-for-Social-Security-isnt-good-so-begin-solving-problem-now.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607529/The-long-term-outlook-for-Social-Security-isnt-good-so-begin-solving-problem-now.html Congress has some tough decisions ahead on Social Security: Cut additional spending, raise taxes more, limit the growth of... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance: $2,448 per person, $12,240 for family of 5 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657325/Feds-cap-fines-for-not-buying-health-insurance-2448-per-person-12240-for-family-of-5.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657325/Feds-cap-fines-for-not-buying-health-insurance-2448-per-person-12240-for-family-of-5.html Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:23:29 MDT U.S. government may offer compromise for faith-based groups on birth control http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607449/US-government-may-offer-compromise-for-faith-based-groups-on-birth-control.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607449/US-government-may-offer-compromise-for-faith-based-groups-on-birth-control.html In a federal court filing, the Obama administration said it is working on a way for religious nonprofits to opt out of... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:00 MDT Varying health premium subsidy amounts under health care law worry consumers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657257/Varying-health-premium-subsidy-amounts-under-health-care-law-worry-consumers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657257/Varying-health-premium-subsidy-amounts-under-health-care-law-worry-consumers.html Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:16 MDT Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon; state expanded program under health care overhaul http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657211/Medicaid-enrollees-strain-Oregon-state-expanded-program-under-health-care-overhaul.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657211/Medicaid-enrollees-strain-Oregon-state-expanded-program-under-health-care-overhaul.html Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:20:18 MDT Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607385/Conflicting-court-rulings-may-slow-Medicaid-expansion-decision-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607385/Conflicting-court-rulings-may-slow-Medicaid-expansion-decision-in-Utah.html Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:31:01 MDT Appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health care law; White House says subsidies will continue http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657123/Appeals-courts-issue-contradictory-rulings-on-health-care-law-White-House-says-subsidies-will.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657123/Appeals-courts-issue-contradictory-rulings-on-health-care-law-White-House-says-subsidies-will.html President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:12:30 MDT In our opinion: Federal Reserve shouldn't be chained with a congressional formula for interest rates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607339/Federal-Reserve-shouldnt-be-chained-with-a-congressional-formula-for-interest-rates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607339/Federal-Reserve-shouldnt-be-chained-with-a-congressional-formula-for-interest-rates.html Business leaders face considerable uncertainty in today’s world, much of it caused by the government. So it is... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT D.C. Circuit Court limits Obamacare funds, White House hopes to appeal the ruling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607343/DC-Circuit-Court-limits-Obamacare-funds-White-House-hopes-to-appeal-the-ruling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607343/DC-Circuit-Court-limits-Obamacare-funds-White-House-hopes-to-appeal-the-ruling.html A three-judge panel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Affordable Care Act cannot provide subsidies to... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:30:00 MDT Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607191/Propaganda-war-continues-in-Hobby-Lobby-aftermath.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607191/Propaganda-war-continues-in-Hobby-Lobby-aftermath.html Opponents of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling favoring religious freedom are distorting that decision's impact on... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:23:38 MDT Health centers, clinics in Utah contribute more than healthy communities http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607249/Health-centers-clinics-in-Utah-contribute-more-than-healthy-communities.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607249/Health-centers-clinics-in-Utah-contribute-more-than-healthy-communities.html Community health centers stimulate economic growth in Utah communities, according to a recent economic impact analysis. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:09:27 MDT Greg Bell: Defenders of religious freedom need to walk the walk http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607120/Defenders-of-religious-freedom-need-to-walk-the-walk.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607120/Defenders-of-religious-freedom-need-to-walk-the-walk.html Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:50:05 MDT Boomer vs. millennial: A tale of 2 job recoveries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607023/Boomer-vs-millennial-A-tale-of-2-job-recoveries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607023/Boomer-vs-millennial-A-tale-of-2-job-recoveries.html Baby boomers and millennials have had different experiences in the recovery from the recession. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:32:26 MDT Medicaid coverage gap 'significantly larger' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607110/Medicaid-coverage-gap-significantly-larger.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607110/Medicaid-coverage-gap-significantly-larger.html The number of Utahns in the Medicaid coverage gap is "significantly larger" than previously calculated, according to a new... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:45:00 MDT Robert J. Samuelson: A part-timer boom – Or is it a blip? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607005/A-part-timer-boom-1-Or-is-it-a-blip.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607005/A-part-timer-boom-1-Or-is-it-a-blip.html There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:40:00 MDT Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656828/Democrats-seek-political-edge-in-contraception-ruling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656828/Democrats-seek-political-edge-in-contraception-ruling.html Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:25:15 MDT Robert J. Samuelson: Medicaid paralysis: spare states the swamp of escalating costs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606924/Medicaid-paralysis-spare-states-the-swamp-of-escalating-costs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606924/Medicaid-paralysis-spare-states-the-swamp-of-escalating-costs.html The White House recently put out a report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:56:31 MDT Helping the mentally ill join the workforce http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656725/Helping-the-mentally-ill-join-the-workforce.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656725/Helping-the-mentally-ill-join-the-workforce.html By his own admission, for many years Cyrus Napolitano’s mental illness — bipolar disorder — did not make... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:24:28 MDT Gov. Herbert's new chief of staff brings D.C. experience but 'no drama' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606820/Gov-Herberts-new-chief-of-staff-brings-DC-experience-but-no-drama.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606820/Gov-Herberts-new-chief-of-staff-brings-DC-experience-but-no-drama.html Gov. Gary Herbert's new chief of staff spent the past 14 years working for members of Utah's congressional delegation.... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:19:15 MDT Herbert’s agenda in new role is to find balance between states, feds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606819/Herbert7s-agenda-in-new-role-is-to-find-balance-between-states-feds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606819/Herbert7s-agenda-in-new-role-is-to-find-balance-between-states-feds.html As Gov. Gary Herbert steps into a leadership role Sunday with the National Governors Association at the organization's annual... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:09:39 MDT Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656569/Sandra-Fluke-seeks-wider-influence-in-California.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656569/Sandra-Fluke-seeks-wider-influence-in-California.html The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:35:40 MDT Pamela Yip: Take steps to keep medical bills from getting out of hand http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656341/Pamela-Yip-Take-steps-to-keep-medical-bills-from-getting-out-of-hand.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656341/Pamela-Yip-Take-steps-to-keep-medical-bills-from-getting-out-of-hand.html No expenditure can hurl you toward financial ruin as quickly as medical bills. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT 'Deseret News National Edition': Elder L. Tom Perry shares personal experiences during WWII http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606399/Deseret-News-National-Edition-Elder-L-Tom-Perry-shares-personal-experiences-during-WWII.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606399/Deseret-News-National-Edition-Elder-L-Tom-Perry-shares-personal-experiences-during-WWII.html Elder L. Tom Perry shares personal experiences during WWII, a family fights for a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease and an... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:30:00 MDT Group protests Hobby Lobby decision on birth control http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606395/Group-protests-Hobby-Lobby-decision-on-birth-control.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606395/Group-protests-Hobby-Lobby-decision-on-birth-control.html About a dozen protestors waved signs in a Saturday event displaying their displeasure over the Supreme Court ruling in the... Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:30:00 MDT Bishop Wester's gifts: Marking 50 years of service and devotion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606348/Bishop-Westers-gifts-Marking-50-years-of-service-and-devotion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606348/Bishop-Westers-gifts-Marking-50-years-of-service-and-devotion.html Lessons learned early at home and in San Francisco trained Utah Catholic Bishop John C. Wester for dealing with battleground... Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:00:00 MDT University of Utah researchers to help African refugees achieve healthier pregnancies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606351/University-of-Utah-researchers-to-help-African-refugees-achieve-healthier-pregnancies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606351/University-of-Utah-researchers-to-help-African-refugees-achieve-healthier-pregnancies.html Researchers at the University of Utah are hoping to increase the health of babies born to the state's African refugee... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:40:44 MDT With recent ruling, Supreme Court gives Christian college the Hobby Lobby treatment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606353/With-recent-ruling-Supreme-Court-gives-Christian-college-the-Hobby-Lobby-treatment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606353/With-recent-ruling-Supreme-Court-gives-Christian-college-the-Hobby-Lobby-treatment.html It was Thursday when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that an evangelical college in Illinois didn't need to... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:50:00 MDT Rodney K. Smith: The sacred right of religious conscience and the founding of America http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606274/The-sacred-right-of-religious-conscience-and-the-founding-of-America.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606274/The-sacred-right-of-religious-conscience-and-the-founding-of-America.html In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court recently upheld the right of religious conscience. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:39:52 MDT Supreme Court ruling won't alter birth-control coverage for many http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656112/Supreme-Court-ruling-wont-alter-birth-control-coverage-for-many.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656112/Supreme-Court-ruling-wont-alter-birth-control-coverage-for-many.html Don't expect a massive wave of companies to stop paying for employees' contraceptives after this week's Supreme Court... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:42:42 MDT Hannah C. Smith: Beyond Hobby Lobby, the government's war on nuns rages http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606192/Beyond-Hobby-Lobby-the-governments-war-on-nuns-rages.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606192/Beyond-Hobby-Lobby-the-governments-war-on-nuns-rages.html Last Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby in... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 MDT Hobby Lobby sets a precedent for religious liberty http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606156/Hobby-Lobby-sets-a-precedent-for-religious-liberty.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606156/Hobby-Lobby-sets-a-precedent-for-religious-liberty.html For those who imagine the June 30 Hobby Lobby case drew a line under high-profile religious liberty cases, guess again. As... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:25:00 MDT In our opinion: Supreme Court upholds meaning and purpose to bipartisan law protecting free exercise of religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606058/Supreme-Court-upholds-meaning-and-purpose-to-bipartisan-law-protecting-free-exercise-of-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606058/Supreme-Court-upholds-meaning-and-purpose-to-bipartisan-law-protecting-free-exercise-of-religion.html The Hobby Lobby decision is substantial in its own right and underscores the need for conduct respecting people of faith. But... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:15:00 MDT The Hobby Lobby case: A timeline of events http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606045/The-Hobby-Lobby-case-A-timeline-of-events.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606045/The-Hobby-Lobby-case-A-timeline-of-events.html Hobby Lobby goes up against the Supreme Court. Here's how the retail company made headlines over the past three years. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:40:00 MDT Supreme Court rules in favor of religious freedom in Hobby Lobby case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606046/Supreme-Court-rules-in-favor-of-religious-freedom-in-Hobby-Lobby-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606046/Supreme-Court-rules-in-favor-of-religious-freedom-in-Hobby-Lobby-case.html The Supreme Court on Monday held that Congress’ nearly unanimous support for religious freedom extends to for-profit... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:50:00 MDT The 9 Supreme Court justices who are changing the country http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605929/The-9-Supreme-Court-justices-who-are-changing-the-country.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605929/The-9-Supreme-Court-justices-who-are-changing-the-country.html A quick run-through of the nine Supreme Court justices who will decide the Hobby Lobby case. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:35:08 MDT Poll: Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion has favor with Utah voters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605851/Poll-Utah-alternative-to-Medicaid-expansion-has-favor-with-Utah-voters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605851/Poll-Utah-alternative-to-Medicaid-expansion-has-favor-with-Utah-voters.html A poll of Utah voters shows support for Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah Plan as an alternative to Medicaid expansion in Utah. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:37:22 MDT Herbert running again in 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605844/Herbert-running-again-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605844/Herbert-running-again-in-2016.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert publicly announced Thursday that he's running for re-election in 2016. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:25:08 MDT Charitable giving is up, but not for all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605788/Charitable-giving-is-up-but-not-for-all.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605788/Charitable-giving-is-up-but-not-for-all.html A new report shows that as the economy recovers from the recession, so is charitable giving. But what does the report say... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:40:00 MDT US economy shrank at steep 2.9 percent rate in Q1 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655759/US-economy-shrank-at-steep-29-percent-rate-in-Q1.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655759/US-economy-shrank-at-steep-29-percent-rate-in-Q1.html The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:42:13 MDT Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605647/Wage-theft-How-employers-steal-millions-from-American-workers-every-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605647/Wage-theft-How-employers-steal-millions-from-American-workers-every-week.html Robbers at gas stations and convenience stores could learn something from many American employers about how to make money... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:00:00 MDT Overview: A discussion of the implications for a Medicaid expansion in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605524/Overview-A-discussion-of-the-implications-for-a-Medicaid-expansion-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605524/Overview-A-discussion-of-the-implications-for-a-Medicaid-expansion-in-Utah.html A variety of elected officials from Arkansas and Utah join in an online discussion of the implications for a Medicaid... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT George F. Will: Stopping a lawless president http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605537/Stopping-a-lawless-president.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605537/Stopping-a-lawless-president.html Advocates of extreme judicial quietism to punish the supine people leave the people's representatives no recourse short of... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:21:21 MDT Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655587/Billions-at-risk-as-West-Coast-port-contract-ends.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655587/Billions-at-risk-as-West-Coast-port-contract-ends.html The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:30:42 MDT Healthy Utah plan ensures Utahns' tax dollars serve health care needs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605593/Healthy-Utah-plan-ensures-Utahns-tax-dollars-serve-health-care-needs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605593/Healthy-Utah-plan-ensures-Utahns-tax-dollars-serve-health-care-needs.html Medicaid has been an integral part of Utah’s social safety net for more than 40 years. While we in Salt Lake County... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655515/Without-fanfare-Obama-advances-transgender-rights.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655515/Without-fanfare-Obama-advances-transgender-rights.html President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:31:49 MDT Lawmakers warned Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion alternative carries 'substantial risk' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605413/Lawmakers-warned-Gov-Gary-Herberts-Medicaid-expansion-alternative-carries-substantial-risk.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605413/Lawmakers-warned-Gov-Gary-Herberts-Medicaid-expansion-alternative-carries-substantial-risk.html GOP lawmakers were warned Wednesday the cost of accepting the nearly $300 million in Medicaid expansion money available under... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:55:00 MDT New measures aimed at curbing toxic chemicals in homes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605268/New-measures-aimed-at-curbing-toxic-chemicals-in-homes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605268/New-measures-aimed-at-curbing-toxic-chemicals-in-homes.html New measures put toxic chemicals — found in common household items — under scrutiny. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:35:00 MDT