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Insurers resist reforms - Salt Lake Tribune Letter to the Editor, Karen Crompton

25 October 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010 While the Affordable Care Act now prohibits the insurance industry from denying coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions, it is regrettable that several major health insurance companies have pulled out of the market for children rather…

New Census Data Released: 105,000 Children in Utah Live in Poverty

29 September 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Reducing or Eliminating State Services Will Get Us Nowhere—At Least Nowhere We Want to Go. Salt Lake City - Child poverty in Utah increased to 12.2 percent in 2009 from 10.6 percent in 2008, according to…

Health Reform Hits Main Street

28 September 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie -- featuring the "YouToons" -- explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the…

The DREAM can wait no longer - Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial, Karen Crompton

20 September 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010 "The DREAM Act is common sense legislation that is good for the students who qualify for it and good for our country. These young people are Americans in every way but their citizenship, and it helps…

Kids real winners in health reform - Salt Lake Tribune, August 28

01 September 2010
The Affordable Care Act is clearly a huge win for the nation’s youth. It will mean easier access to health coverage for Utah’s 55,000 uninsured children, more choices of coverage and better quality coverage, said Korey Capozza, a policy analyst…

The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released. Utah leads nation on two indicators.

26 July 2010
Utah ranked first nationally in the percentage of children in single-parent families in 2008, just as it has every year since 2000. Moreover, the share of children in the state living in these arrangements dropped during this period, from 21…

Controversial list centered on kid citizens, state says - Salt Lake Tribune, July 22

22 July 2010
Most of the names on a controversial list of alleged undocumented immigrants are of people legally receiving benefits or the parents of American-born children receiving benefits, officials said Wednesday.  Click on link below to view article in pdf format. Controversial…

Help is on the way for families with sick (or recovering) kids, Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial

12 July 2010
Thanks to an early provision in the federal health reform law that goes into effect this fall, Utah families with sick kids will soon be able to purchase previously unattainable private health coverage. Under the new rules, insurers can no…

Poll Reveals Strong Bipartisan Support for DREAM Act

30 June 2010
A national poll released June 29, 2010 reveals strong bipartisan support for the DREAM Act, federal...  Read more

Don't underfund our children's future, Deseret News Guest Editorial

28 June 2010
This month the Census Bureau released its population estimates for 2009, including the population below age 18. Exactly half of the states (plus Washington, D.C.) have fewer children now than they had in 2000. Nationally, the number of children grew…