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8 03, 2023

2023 Legislative Session Wrap Up

By |2023-03-08T14:32:32-07:00March 8th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature recently wrapped up the 2023 session with the unofficial theme of "Preparing Utah for Growth." Over 45 days, the Legislature tackled the difficult job of prioritizing a budget and passing bills focused on issues related to Utah’s growing population. The Chamber policy team worked tirelessly to advocate for policies promoting [...]

24 01, 2022

Speaking on Business: Salt Lake Chamber Legislative Initiatives

By |2022-01-26T15:45:35-07:00January 24th, 2022|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Salt Lake Chamber Legislative Initiatives This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.  The Utah legislature is in session, and the Salt Lake Chamber is working hard with elected officials to address the needs and concerns of our members and the citizens they employ.  This is the second [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Health Care

By |2022-02-01T14:26:32-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic emphasized the importance of the development of new medical innovations and tested our capacity and resolve to maintain a quality healthcare system for everyone. In no other area has the needs and economics changed more than in the healthcare space. Access to innovative medicines and medical technologies and maintaining affordable quality [...]

6 10, 2021

COVID-19 Headlines: Fact or Fiction? Experts Weigh In

By |2021-10-06T11:09:35-07:00October 6th, 2021|Blog, Policy, Webinar|0 Comments

As Utah and the nation are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases and our ICUs are near or full capacity, the headlines continue to send mixed messages and it is increasingly difficult to identify fact versus fiction. During the webinar we heard from the local healthcare experts that are working the front lines. Speakers: [...]

21 02, 2019

Health care costs rising in Utah

By |2019-02-25T16:03:51-07:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The majority of Utahns, over 60 percent, purchase their health care plans through their employers. Not only is this much higher than the national average of 49 percent, but it’s also the highest rate of employer-sponsored health care plans in the country. Over the last 10 years, we’ve also seen more and more Utahns purchase [...]

10 01, 2019

Health Care is a Business Issue

By |2019-01-14T09:16:42-07:00January 10th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Podcast, Policy|0 Comments

About 61%, or approximately 2 million Utahns, purchase health insurance through employers. This is the highest in the nation and significantly higher than the U.S. average of 49%. For this reason, it is critical that Utah’s employers play a larger role in the future of our state’s health care system and have more flexibility and [...]

1 01, 2019

President’s Message: Addressing Utah’s Growth, All-Hands-On-Deck

By |2019-01-03T19:14:47-07:00January 1st, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy, President's Message|0 Comments

2019 is here and for many of us the start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on our past and look toward our future. One area the Salt Lake Chamber will focus on this upcoming year is Utah’s growth, and the impact it will have on our state, cities, neighborhoods and [...]

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