Affordable Care Act Affordable Care Act en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:42:50 MDT Newspapers Arches Mutual Insurance Co. loses $19.9M in first year A health insurance co-op that launched the first new health plan in Utah in almost two decades ended with $19.9 million in... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:19:00 MDT Salt Lake County cities, school districts propose $10 million in property tax hikes Several Salt Lake County cities and school districts are proposing property tax increases, and if they're all approved,... Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:30:00 MDT Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:38 MDT My view: Medicare marks golden anniversary, deserves many more As we commemorate Medicare’s 50th anniversary, it’s essential that we celebrate the legacy of the program and... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT Family workouts that strengthen bonds and more health news Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:30:00 MDT Lee takes on new strategy in fight against Affordable Care Act Sen. Mike Lee withdrew his plan Monday night to push a second attempt to bring another vote on the Affordable Care Act,... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:48:12 MDT Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing Californians buying individual health plans on the state insurance exchange will see an average increase of about 4 percent... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:33:36 MDT House leader rules out Senate version of highway bill Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that the House will not consider the Senate version of a long-term, must-pass... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:09:51 MDT Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?' Whether filling out a government form, or writing a letter, makes a group 'complicit in evil' is at the heart of a new appeal... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:49:33 MDT Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over attacks on McConnell Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for attacking Majority Leader Mitch... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:32:33 MDT Mike Lee plotting tricky maneuver to force another Obamacare vote Sen. Mike Lee is hoping to use a complicated procedural maneuver to force another vote on Obama care by using what's known as... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:10:00 MDT Colorado nuns appeal birth control ruling to Supreme Court A group of Colorado nuns said Thursday they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows their employees... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:27:59 MDT My view: Why Republicans should not support Healthy Utah The sad fact is that the federal money Utah would be using for Healthy Utah is entirely funded by debt. In other words, the... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT My view: In the spirit of humanity, let’s adopt Healthy Utah In the spirit of humanity for all, and recognizing that each of us or our loved ones could at some time find ourselves in... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT Utah Medicaid plan could pave way for other states, lawmakers say While at least a dozen states that have expanded Medicaid are dealing with unexpectedly high enrollment and budget concerns,... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:15:00 MDT Michael Erickson: Supreme Court's Obergefell decision threatens American democracy Obergefell v. Hodges is a Supreme Court case about who decides what constitutes “marriage.” It intersects two of... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:41:07 MDT My view: Because we're all dependent, Utah should pass health care reform The moral character of any society is defined by how well it takes care of its poor. The real heroes in our world are those... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT Details not available as state leaders continue to hash out Medicaid expansion plan The plan being discussed by the state's top lawmakers to cover Utah's uninsured is anticipated to be "better than" previously... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:26:24 MDT Action urged on Medicaid expansion, but deadline won't be met About 50 Utahns gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to urge lawmakers holding interim meetings Wednesday to finally... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:20:40 MDT Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom Days after the government unveiled new rules for getting religious exemptions to a mandate to provide contraceptives under... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 MDT In our opinion: Health and Human Services still doesn't understand contraceptive rulings and religious liberties The First Amendment protects the free exercise of religion, and it protects against an officially sanctioned religion. It's... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:05:00 MDT Nuns lose latest court battle to avoid contraception mandate The Little Sisters of the Poor — nuns who have refused to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:45:00 MDT John Hoffmire: What it takes to make inequality a national priority Inequality is a phenomenon that humans have dealt with for millennia. No society has been able eliminate inequality and... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:20:00 MDT Contraceptive mandate rules modified again, still controversial The Obama Administration Friday released rules about mandated health care it said would cover women's contraceptive needs... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:50:00 MDT Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to... Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:07:58 MDT Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling Medicare said Wednesday it plans to pay doctors to counsel patients about end-of-life care, the same idea that sparked... Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:31:01 MDT My view: Medicaid expansion is not best option for a healthy Utah This summer, our state lawmakers will choose whether to derail Utah’s fiscal stability for years to come. They have to... Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT New analysis points to governor's health plan as best deal, sparks sharp debate A new Medicaid expansion analysis calling Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan "far more advantageous" to the state than the... Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:30:00 MDT Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a... Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:15:15 MDT Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing... Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:58:37 MDT After court ruling, Obama says more to do on health care President Barack Obama says he wants to refocus on improving health care quality, expanding access and rooting out waste now... Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:08:45 MDT Richard Davis: Time to fix Obamacare rather than fight it in court Obamacare is far from perfect. It was cobbled together badly. Implementation has been problematic. Now that the legal battles... Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 MDT High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:36:35 MDT Letter: Nationwide health care Now is the time for Utah’s Legislature to decide to grant Utah citizens the same health benefits as the citizens of... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:00:00 MDT GOP lockstep against Obamacare, split on same sex marriage For the second time in two days, the Supreme Court struck at the heart of the Republican Party platform. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:45:00 MDT Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act and more health news Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:00:00 MDT Contours of Obama's legacy form with help of unlikely allies Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:59:04 MDT Utahns have mixed reactions to health care decision The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that the Affordable Care Act's tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:55:00 MDT Health ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:45:46 MDT George F. Will: Chief Justice John Roberts' ACA decision will cause long-lasting damage The most durable damage from Thursday's decision is not the perpetuation of the ACA, which can be undone by legislative... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:56:34 MDT Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:45:23 MDT In our opinion: In wake of ACA ruling, Congress and president can calmly address needed improvements With the legality of the Affordable Care Act's subsidized exchanges now clarified, Congress and the president can now address... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:45:00 MDT Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:45:00 MDT Obama says health law now "woven into fabric of America" His health care legacy secure, President Barack Obama cast Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare as a historic... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:55:00 MDT 'No more red herrings' for Medicaid expansion in Utah? The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday upholding a key element of President Barack Obama's signature health care law also... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:30:00 MDT The Latest: Boehner says struggle against health law goes on The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern) Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:10:00 MDT The key to patient satisfaction in the health care system Increased emphasis on empathy in the health care system holds big benefits for doctors and patients alike, medical experts say. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 MDT Obese Americans now outnumber those who are overweight and more health news Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:00:00 MDT Vast data warehouse stores info of all those who opened account on, raising concerns A government data warehouse stores personal information indefinitely on millions of people who seek coverage under President... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:05:22 MDT