Senator Gene Davis discusses his proposal to expand Medicaid, a federal-state program which provides healthcare coverage to low-income families in which the state runs and determines eligibility. The expansion could allow access to quality healthcare for Utah citizens who meet specified criteria. Davis also address resolving homelessness through affordable housing.
HB 157, the Justice Reinvestment Bill would provide state inmates with anger management, GED counseling , and prepare inmates for life outside jail. Rep. Val Potter discuses the bill and cognitive behavior therapy for inmates.
The United States does not offer a national paid family leave policy, compared to other counties per the Family and Medial Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA allows for 12 weeks of un-paid leave after the birth, adoption or personal health issues to return to work. Rep. Elizabeth Weight discuses family leave amendments. House Bill 156 would provide 6 weeks of pay for state workers for the birth or adoption of a child.
Senator and practicing family doctor Brian Zehnder talks Medicaid expansion making it possible for 65,000 people to get access to affordable healthcare. Learn how HB 12 would affect birth control coverage in Utah.