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Voices for Utah Children Releases Utah Children's Budget Report 2017

27 April 2017
For Immediate Release                                Contact: Matthew Weinstein 801-750-8722 Voices for Utah Children Releases "Utah Children's Budget Report 2017" Good News: Real Overall State Per-Child Investment Finally Above Pre-Recession Level Bad News: Real Education Funding Per Student Still 4% Below Pre-Recession Level…

AHCA Could Have Deadly Consequences for Utah’s Most Vulnerable

22 March 2017
Save Medicaid Utah, a coalition whose members include AARP Utah, the Disability Law Center, Utah Family Voices, the Utah Health Policy Project, and Voices for Utah Children, has formed to advocate for preserving and strengthening Medicaid at a time when…

Under Congressional Health Care Plan, Utah Stands to Lose Millions, New Estimates Show

15 March 2017
Salt Lake City—A new analysis shows the impact that the Republican health plan bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would have on Utah’s state budget. The report finds that the health plan’s proposed restructuring to the Medicaid program would…

Utah Tax Reform Proposals: Who Wins and Who Loses?

23 February 2017
Tax cuts over the past decade have reduced Utah tax rates—and revenues—to a multi-decade low. As a result, the state budget is failing to meet urgent priorities, such as lifting Utah out of last place for per pupil K-12 education…

Number of Uninsured Utah Kids and Parents Would More than Double if ACA Repealed

23 January 2017
New Utah-specific report on ACA repeal details impact to Utah families Salt Lake City—The number of uninsured Utah children would more than double if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a comprehensive replacement plan, according to new data…

The ACA Gave a Needed Boost to Utah’s Latino Child Health Insurance Rate

19 December 2016
 But Congress may repeal the ACA as soon as January 2017. Salt Lake City—The number of uninsured Latino children nationwide and in Utah declined sharply as major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, according to a new…

There Are 20,000 Fewer Uninsured Kids in Utah, Thanks to the Affordable Care Act

27 October 2016
But Utah Still Lags the Nation in Health Insurance Coverage for Children Salt Lake City—The uninsured rate among Utah children has dropped from 9.5% to 7.2% since major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, according to…

Utah 6th Worst Among States for Drop in Per-Pupil State Formula School Funding since 2008-2009 Recession

20 October 2016
Salt Lake City—Utah’s per-pupil investment in K-12 education has declined dramatically in recent years. Utah currently ranks 6th worst in the country in the extent of cuts to state formula funding per student since the 2008-2009 recession, according to a…

Utah Child Population is Growing and Diversifying

30 September 2016
Voices for Utah Children releases 2016 edition of Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah Salt Lake City—For the first time, the newest edition of Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah by Voices for Utah Children includes data by race and…

Utah Poverty Rate Remains Higher than before the 2008-2009 Recession, According to New Data

15 September 2016
Salt Lake City—Data released by the Census Bureau today show that the Utah poverty rate—11.3% in 2015—has not changed significantly since 2014. The Utah poverty rate remains higher than it was before the 2008-2009 recession, when 9.6% of Utahns were…