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04 November 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010 Lincoln Nehring has joined Voices for Utah Children as our Senior Health Policy Analyst. He replaced Korey Capozza who accepted a position with HealthInsight, a Utah based nonprofit organization working to improve health systems. Prior to joining…

Health program a possible refuge for Utah’s uninsured children - Salt Lake Tribune

03 November 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 No one knows how many Utah children remain uninsured after health insurance companies recently decided to stop selling child-only policies. But whether it’s two dozen or 2,000, advocates for children want them covered. And they think…

We could rescue children from poverty if we cared enough - Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial, Terry Haven

25 October 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010 Every day, poor children in Utah are struggling to overcome incredible odds.  I wonder what would happen if the plight of these children in our nation and our state became part of our social consciousness. What…

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…