Author: Phil Galewitz

Health System Touted By Obama Is Not Yet Endorsing Medicaid Expansion

Intermountain Healthcare, the Salt Lake City-based hospital system praised by President Barack Obama as being a model for low-cost, high quality care, says it is not convinced Utah should expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul. The system wants those who would gain Medicaid coverage from the law to have the choice to obtain private insurance, which generally pays higher rates...

‘I’m Elated … For Me And Millions Of Americans,’ Says Utahn With Subsidy

Salt Lake City hairdresser Victor Saldivar said that getting subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health law saved his life after he was diagnosed with kidney cancer last June. His health plan covered the removal of his cancerous kidney, for which he paid just $500. He’s been healthy ever since, although he must continue to get tested to make sure the cancer has not...