How do we control health care costs, reduce the numbers of uninsured Utahns, ensure high quality health care, and provide for a sound economy? Governor Herbert and Utah legislators are grappling with those questions and deciding how to implement the Affordable Care Act and whether to expand Medicaid.
In the first half, we’ll explore health care issues with Robert Spendlove, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Herbert; Jason Stevenson, Education and Communications Director with the Utah Health Policy Project; and "Henry," a financial services entrepreneur. In the second half, we'll focus in on Medicaid. Our guests include C. Reed Ernstrom, CEO of Bear River Mental Health Services; Matt Slonaker, UHPP Medicaid Policy and Collaborations Director; and Pat Fleming, Director of Salt Lake County Division of Substance Abuse Services.