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Children's Health

Each child brings the promise of a healthier, stronger future for Utah. To make good on that promise, Utah needs to make sure children can grow up healthy, from the prenatal period all the way through their teenage years.

Kids need to be able to see a doctor, have good nutrition, opportuni ties to run and play, and get the health care that prevents problems later in life. Communities, families, schools, and child care settings all can help ensure a healthy start.

Cover the Gap Utah
  Cover the Gap Utah
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Melanie Soules: Healthy Utah is good for kids.
  Melanie Soules: Healthy Utah is good for kids.
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Working Mother to Utah Legislature: I need Healthy Utah
Working Mother to Utah Legislature: I need Healthy Utah  
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D'Andre's Story 07-29-2015
D'Andre's Story
D'Andre's Story
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CHIP and Medicaid, a Utah Success Story
CHIP and Medicaid, a Utah Success Story
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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicaid!
Today we celebrate 50 years since the Medicaid program was signed into law. Over 50 years, Medicaid has improved the health and saved the lives of millions of Americans. Medicaid is not only essential for low-income adults to receive coverage, it’s also vital for the livelihood of America’s children.  Access to Medicaid helps children for the rest of their lives. The National Bureau of Economic Research reports that children with access to high quality health insurance face fewer unnecessary trips to the...
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Utah Ranks 9 for Child Well-being
Utah kids compare favorably in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book Children in Utah lag behind national averages in preschool attendance and graduating high school on time  Salt Lake City, UT – The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT® Data Book and Utah ranks in the top ten for the first time in several years. “2011 was the last time we were in the top ten so a ranking of nine is good news for Utah,”...
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Utah Cares: fewer services to fewer people, greater cost than Healthy Utah
A new report by Notalys, LLC, compares two options for expanding health care coverage to close the insurance gap for an estimated 66,000 Utahns who do not earn enough to receive federal subsidies for insurance but don’t qualify for traditional Medicaid. The Healthy Utah plan significantly expands private insurance for low‐income individuals using federal funds during its pilot period. Until end of 2016, full risk of program falls on the federal government. State portion of costs is 0% initially, rising...
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