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Caring for Kids

07 January 2014
As the world of health care changes with the opening of the federal Healthcare Marketplace, Utah's Avenue H and expanding Medicaid and CHIP programs, the Utah Department of Health is anticipating an increase in the number of children insured through…

Utah earns 2nd cash bonus for enrolling children in health care

02 January 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — For the second time since 2009, Utah collected a bonus for enrolling eligible children in health care coverage.

Utah kids’ dental coverage no sure thing under Obamacare

21 December 2013
Health reform • Issues with Utah's stand-alone plans could leave families without access to oral care.

Free health expo: flu shots, insurance advice

06 December 2013
Health reform • Bring your Affordable Care Act questions Saturday to Salt Lake City's Sorenson Unity Center. Related article: Open house aims to decrease number of uninsured Utah children - Fox 13, 12-8-13

Editorial by John Florez: Health care reform requires moral leadership

23 November 2013
Is there a moral lapse when it comes to promoting health for all Utahns?

Legislative Task Force Weighs Options for Medicaid Expansion

22 November 2013
(KCPW News) A legislative task force researching Utah's healthcare options is considering recommending limited Medicaid expansion to the Utah legislature.

Op-Ed: Our coalition shows breadth of support for Medicaid expansion

24 November 2013
Medicaid expansion is the topic du jour, and with good reason. Nearly 123,000 Utahns will have access to health care if Gov. Gary Herbert accepts Medicaid expansion in Utah. And if he doesn't?

Task force narrows Medicaid expansion options for recommendation to 3

21 November 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — A task force of lawmakers on Thursday adopted a series of best options for the state of Utah regarding potential Medicaid expansion.

Utahns Rally to Support a Medicaid Expansion

20 November 2013
(KUTV) Nearly 350 people rallied for extending Medicaid at the capitol Wednesday. Extending Medicaid is a choice states have under President Obama's Affordable Care Act. 13-year-old Avery addressed a crowd of maybe 350 people who rallied for extending Medicaid. "I…

More U.S. kids have insurance, but Utah lags

20 November 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - A new report confirms what advocates for children in Utah have been saying for a while now: Expanding Medicaid would help reduce the state's high rate of uninsured children.