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More Kids Will Be Connected with Coverage Thanks to ACA - Say Ahhh! Blog Entry, Lincoln Nehring, JD

14 September 2012
The Affordable Care Act reduces the number of eligible, but unenrolled kids in Medicaid and CHIP. Despite what you may have heard, this is a good thing. In a recent opinion piece in the Washington Times, Utah Governor Gary Herbert…

Utah’s poverty rate climbs to 13.5 percent of population - Census data • 25% of Washington County children live below the federal poverty line, as do 43% of the state’s single mothers.

13 September 2012
Petra Ullmann didn't anticipate she'd one day be barely scraping by when she moved to Utah from Germany in 2005. The 45-year-old mother of three moved to the U.S. to join her husband in Midvale, where the couple worked together…

My view: Unlikely allies: Bipartisan support to help Utah's children - Op Ed, Karen Crompton

10 September 2012
A third of Utah adults currently receiving public aid also grew up in a family that received government assistance. The reality in Utah, and across the United States, is that many children who are born poor are likely to remain…

Utah’s School Funding Cuts Hurt Economy in Short- and Long-Term - Press Release, Allison Rowland, Ph.D.

04 September 2012
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has made cuts to funding distributed directly to school districts since the start of the recession, putting the state's economy and long-term prosperity in jeopardy. State investment in students at K-12 schools is 8.1…

Herbert’s flawed vision of Medicaid reform - Op Ed, Lincoln Nehring, J.D.

20 August 2012
Gov. Gary Herbert has caught the eye of Washington interest groups because of his attacks on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. But a closer look shows that his vision of reform doesn't work for Utah kids. In a recent…

Lawmakers pick Utah’s ‘bare minimum’ health plan Health reform • Advocates say benchmark sets the bar too low

17 August 2012
Come 2014 virtually all Utahns must have health insurance. But what will it cover, and how much will it cost? Utah is a step closer to answering those questions — the Legislative Health Reform Task Force decided unanimously Thursday to…

Unlikely Allies: Bipartisan Support to Help Utah’s Children - Karen Crompton, President & CEO

14 August 2012
A third of Utah adults currently receiving public aid also grew up in a family that received government assistance. The reality in Utah, and across the United States, is that many children who are born poor are likely to remain…

Investing in the kids - Op Ed, Tracy Gruber and Terry Haven

06 August 2012
Every summer, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its KIDS COUNT Data Book, a report providing a glimpse of what is happening to children throughout the nation and in each state. The 2012 Utah data, released last week, is our…

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01 August 2012
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McEntee: Candidates need to address children’s issues

26 July 2012
The statistics are deeply troubling: In 2010, 22 percent of American children were living in poverty. There were 700,000 cases of child abuse or neglect, and 23 percent of all kids were living in homes that couldn’t always provide enough…