Some of Utah’s healthcare powerbrokers are honing in on a plan to expand Medicaid that they think the state legislature might approve. At a healthcare conference in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday, former lieutenant governor Greg Bell - now president and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association – laid out his vision.
Bell says the state’s decision on Medicaid expansion will really be decided by the Utah legislature.
Former Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell will now lead Utah’s medical industry lobby as President and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association. The UHA board of Trustees announced the decision today, a month after Bell resigned from Governor Gary Herbert’s office.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert introduced Representative Spencer Cox as his nominee to replace Lt. Governor Greg Bell today at the State Capitol. Cox is a lawyer and currently a member of the Utah House of Representatives. He has also served as the mayor of Fairview and is the CEO of a rural telecommunications company. Cox says he is humbled by the opportunity to serve and hopes to live up as best as he can to the legacy of Greg Bell.
Utah Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell announced his resignation Monday. Bell says financial pressures are making it tough to stay in the job he’s held since 2009.
Bell told reporters he’s about to turn 65 and he needs to save money for retirement. He was in the real estate business before he was appointed Lieutenant Governor, and he says the recession was pretty tough.