Years before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the state of Utah established a small-business health exchange that allowed small employers and their employees to shop for private health insurance.
We are in a unique position to lead the nation in modernizing our healthcare system and addressing the needs of our citizens. As healthcare spending becomes a larger part of our nation’s GDP, our state budget, and individuals’ spending, it is essential for us to chart the right course. To do this we must focus on lowering costs, increasing quality, and achieving greater access to the healthcare system.
I will continue advocating for state-driven healthcare solutions and reforms and work to bring about lasting solutions for substance abuse and mental health issues.