May 16, 2019
May 2019 Updates
Save the Date(s)!
Annual Supporter Celebration
Utah Health Policy Project will be hosting our Annual Supporter Celebration on Wednesday, August 7th, from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm !

Please join UHPP board and staff to celebrate our supporters and another successful year with an evening of delicious chocolate, live music, a silent auction, drinks and dinner.
Utah Health Policy Project recently moved offices!

Join us at our open house on June 6th from 4-6pm to see our new space, get some food and a drink, and celebrate our move with us.
Update on Medicaid Expansion
While we continue to advocate against the harms of SB96's waivers and encourage the legislature to implement the best and most efficient Medicaid expansion for Utah, we were happy to hear the Department of Health's most recent numbers on Medicaid expansion enrollment.

Approximately 29,000 TOTAL enrolled
-Approximately 7,000 NEWLY enrolled!
-14,222 immediately transferred from Primary Care Network (PCN) to Medicaid
-4,106 Targeted Adult Medicaid (TAM)
-3,295 HB437 Health Care Revisions bill that passed in 2016 - this number represents parents
-607 Other programs

We would love to see this number continue to grow and reach the 70,000 of Utahns that are projected to be eligible NOW! Please continue to spread the word!
Read About Us in UNA's Newsletter
We are proud to be a part of Utah Nonprofits Association, and to have been featured in their newsletter this month.

"They are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing sustainable healthcare solutions for underserved Utahns through better access, education, and public policy."
A Tribute to Robert Pear
Early last week Robert Pear passed away unexpectedly. UHPP was lucky enough to have worked with him for several weeks last year during the Proposition 3 campaign. All of us were so impressed by the remarkable reporting that came from his time spent with us in Utah.

Robert Pear contributed over 6,700 times to the New York Times during his career and was devoted to reporting health care news. We are saddened by this loss and offer our best wishes to those in his life.
The picture to the left shows him at our fundraiser interviewing advocates. Throughout the night he interviewed many people, at times crouching on his knees for extended periods of time to scribble on his notepad (all the notes he took were with pen & paper).

Click here to watch Senator Schumer from New York pay tribute.
Some pictures of UHPP's last few weeks
We moved!
Families USA came to Utah to present on Per Capita Caps
UHPP helped organize a rally to encourage AG Reyes to pull out of the ACA lawsuit
UHPP in the News
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