Medicaid Expansion Rally at the Capitol Thursday | The Daily Feed

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Medicaid Expansion Rally at the Capitol Thursday

Posted By on February 19, 2014, 1:57 PM

  • Pin It
    Favorite
click to enlarge blog10452widea.jpg

The House GOP has recently said it would rather spend $35 million in state money to offer coverage to a fraction of uninsured Utahns, compared to the 60,000 to 123,000 that could be covered if Utah accepted federal money to expand Medicaid in the state.---

Low-income advocates are rallying at the capitol Thursday to call on the Governor and other leaders to push for an expansion that will help the most vulnerable in the state and save taxpayers the costs of continuing to subsidize emergency care for those without insurance who lack the insurance to get proper preventative care.

The rally Thursday will also coincide with the Rally for Recovery, an event raising awareness of the need for more treatment options for folks suffering from substance abuse disorders and mental illness.

To make some noise for healthcare for Utah's have-nots and to rally for recovery drop by the Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State, on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12 p.m.

Tags: , ,

More on News

  • Trunk Flunk

    Holladay residents 'appalled' over removal of historic trees.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • This Blows

    Gov. Herbert announces he plans to sign controversial .05 DUI bill.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Ready for Greatness

    Utah welcomes 127 newly naturalized U.S. citizens.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • More News »

More by Eric S. Peterson

Latest in The Daily Feed

  • Trunk Flunk

    Holladay residents 'appalled' over removal of historic trees.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • Local Releases: Visiting From Tennessee

    Brand new music from Truman Brothers, Sea Of Evenings, Constellations and more.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • Purgatory Bar

    Getting a feel for one of the latest bars to join the downtown SLC area.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

‚Äč

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation