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Number of uninsured Utahns remained flat in 2012

30 September 2013
Health insurance • The Affordable Care Act, which goes live Tuesday, promises to drastically reduce the uninsured rate.

Preschool, child health advocates urge support of federal tobacco tax

25 September 2013
Local and national child advocacy groups have announced their support of a proposal by President Barack Obama to expand early childhood education by increasing the federal tax on tobacco sales.   Related Articles: Groups advocate funding early childhood education with…

U.S. Census Bureau: 15% Of Utah Children Live In Poverty

24 September 2013
(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - The number of children in Utah living in poverty is not going down. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's "2012 American Community Survey," 15 percent of Utah's children live in poverty, which is down less…

New American Community Survey Data Released

23 September 2013
According to the American Community Survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, poverty remained unchanged and incomes stagnant in Utah last year, showing the continuing pain of the recession and underscoring the need for Utah to do more…

Lee pushes for $2.5K tax credit per child for families

17 September 2013
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, describes the cost of rearing children as a hidden double tax on parents.

Number of Utah children without insurance is down

17 September 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The percentage of Utah children without insurance is down. Lincoln Nehring with Voices for Utah Children discusses the decrease. To view video click here.

Percent of Utah Kids Without Insurance Stagnant Since 2000

17 September 2013
In Utah, 8.5 percent of Utah children are living without health insurance, the same rate as in 2000, according to Census Bureau Current Population Survey data released today.

Utah’s Funding for Schools Still Lower Than Before Recession

12 September 2013
Utah's schools continue to suffer from cuts in funding made since the start of the recession. These unnecessary cuts deepened the recession, slowed the recovery, and will make Utah less prosperous in the future.

Reaching for hope: Understanding Utah’s health care exchange

01 September 2013
On Oct. 1, online marketplace opens new doors for Utahns who want to join ranks of insured or change coverage.

Op Ed by Tracy Gruber, Every day counts, even in kindergarten

31 August 2013
The opening days of school conjure up images of backpacks stuffed with notebooks and pencils, bulletin boards freshly decorated by teachers, and students greeting each other after summer break. But even in these early days of the new school year,…