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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…

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…

The American Dream - Karen Crompton & Michael DeGroote

23 July 2012
During every presidential election there is a lot of talk about the American Dream — that set of ideals and freedoms which allow upward social and economic mobility. The dream is becoming harder for people born at the bottom to…

The American Dream - Karen Crompton & Michael DeGroote

23 July 2012
During every presidential election there is a lot of talk about the American Dream — that set of ideals and freedoms which allow upward social and economic mobility. The dream is becoming harder for people born at the bottom to…

Medicaid is expensive, but what is it worth?

18 July 2012
Health reform • Utah’s policy debate has shifted from covering the uninsured to curbing spending. Expanding Medicaid would cut Utah’s ranks of uninsured nearly in half. Doing so would cost a pretty penny — billions in mostly federal dollars over…

Child advocates celebrate health reform victory

29 June 2012
WASHINGTON – Voices for America’s Children, the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations, today cheered the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the health reform law, pointing to the many benefits and protections it offers for children.  Child advocates…

Utah's Exchange Shifts Cost to Families - Lincoln Nehring, J.D.

20 June 2012
Utah's Exchange, launched in 2009, serves many functions that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act assigns to Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) exchanges: an online marketplace serving small businesses with fifty or fewer employees.  Like the ACA's SHOP…

Utah less insured, less healthy than once thought Survey • Change in how state calculates, conducts poll leads to a 49 percent jump.

13 June 2012
Utah has devised a more accurate way to gauge the health of its residents, and the new numbers aren’t flattering. More Utahns are uninsured than previously thought — 368,200 adults in 2010, a 49 percent jump from the prior estimate…

Many families do not tap the summer food resource Hungry kids • Children can eat free meals, snacks at several sites.

11 June 2012
Too many low-income children in Utah are going hungry this summer. Such is the concern generated by “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” a national status report released Friday by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). In July 2011, 24,849…

Utah’s leaky budget bucket - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial by Allison Rowland, Ph.D.

06 June 2012
Balancing Utah’s budget each year should involve carefully weighing all competing priorities for scarce resources. Unfortunately, this time-honored method of allocating state dollars among competing needs has been quietly undermined in recent years. Each step in the process of moving…