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Three Things Utah Can Do to Ensure Right-Sized Access to Full-Day Kindergarten

02 February 2020
Parents want it. Kids benefit from it. Educators believe in it. So why don't Utah families have more access to full-day kindergarten?  Our new report, "Three Things Utah Can Do to Ensure Right-Sized Access to Full-Day Kindergarten," explores the landscape…

Voices for Utah Children Opposes New Trump Administration Block Grant Guidance

30 January 2020
Today the Trump Administration released new Medicaid block grant options for states. We have seen previous attempts to block grant Medicaid; we continue to oppose this radical restructuring to the Medicaid program. The majority of Utah Medicaid enrollees are children,…

Statement Opposing Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge

28 January 2020
This week, the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of the Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule. With a 5-4 split vote, we understand how dividing this decision is, however, the Public Charge ruling will have negative impacts…

Utah’s Medicaid Expansion is Here! What it Means for Kids and Families

13 January 2020
    A quick recap of how Utah got to full Medicaid expansion: In November 2018, voters approved Proposition 3 which fully expanded Medicaid for those up to 138% of the federal poverty level, drawing down extra federal funding for full…

Wintertime Kids’ Coverage Roundup… Tis the Season (to get Insured!)

12 December 2019
It’s been a busy end-of-year for Utah kids’ health coverage, from ACA open enrollment to full Medicaid expansion (almost!). Here’s what’s been going on and what lies ahead in 2020... Where are Utah kids going?? At the last Utah Medicaid…

Tooele County Flyer - Visit October 25, 2019

22 October 2018
Tooele County Flyer - Voices Visit October 25, 2019

Fallback Fallout: A look at the provisions in Utah’s new “Fallback” Medicaid expansion proposal, the impact on kids & families, and what you can do

04 October 2019
For those following the Legislature’s complicated, multi-step 'repleal and replace' of Proposition 3, Full Medicaid Expansion, Utah is now moving onto its third- and potentially final- phase. As a reminder… Phase 1: Senate Bill 96 directs Utah to pay more…

Voices for Utah Children’s Response to Finalized Public Charge Rule

12 August 2019
Today the Department of Homeland Security released its finalized Public Charge rule.  This rule marks a dangerous departure from current federal immigration policy and will have a grave impact on the well-being of Utah children, families and communities. The Trump…

Time for Full Medicaid Expansion

27 July 2019
New reports that the Trump Administration will not grant Utah waivers for a partial Medicaid expansion only underscore what we know: Utah must move forward with full Medicaid expansion, without delays or barriers. Too many Utahns have been shut out,…