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Medicaid vital to Utah's Economy, report says - Salt Lake Tribune

01 July 2011
Medicaid is more than a lifeline for 68 million low-income Americans. It’s good medicine for the economy, says a consumer-advocacy group, which on Wednesday came out with a report condemning proposed cuts to the government health insurance program.  Medicaid vital…

Jury is out on Huntsman's health reform legacy in Utah - Salt Lake Tribune

28 June 2011
Within three months of becoming Utah’s governor in 2005, Jon Huntsman Jr. set a goal of halving the state’s ranks of uninsured. In casting about for solutions, his advisers considered adopting the health fix that Mitt Romney had prescribed for…

Child care programs in public settings have unfair advantage, private providers tell legislators - Deseret News

16 June 2011
To hear one state lawmaker tell it, private child care providers can't compete with child care programs that operate in public schools. Rep. Johnny Anderson, R-Taylorsville, says state lawmakers need to rectify what he perceives as unfair competition with public…

Despite a recent decline in teen pregnancy rates, taxpayers are still left holding the bag - KSL.com

13 June 2011
Teen pregnancy weighs heavily on not only parents, but taxpayers as well, who often end up footing the bill for babies born to teen moms. Despite a recent decline in teen pregnancy rates, taxpayers are still left holding the bag…

Human Capital & Economic Opportunity: Voices Staff joins "Global Working Group"

08 June 2011
Because of her research on the “sustainable funding model” for preschool, Janis Dubno, our Early Childhood Sr. Policy Analyst was invited earlier this year to join the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity:  A Global Working Group which is part of the…

Utah unveils ambitious overhaul of Medicaid - Salt Lake Tribune

03 June 2011
Utah health officials on Wednesday unveiled a 91-page blueprint for overhauling the state’s Medicaid program, billing it as way to preserve the low-income health safety net.  Utah unveils ambitious overhaul of Medicaid (Salt Lake Tribune, 6-1-11)

Voices for Utah Children Honored by United Way of Salt Lake

25 May 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 We’re very proud to have been honored by the United Way of Salt Lake at their “Celebration of Service” awards luncheon on May 25. Voices for Utah Children received the 2011 Outstanding Partnership for Community Change…

Federal Expenditures Are Crucial for Utah’s Most Vulnerable Children - Janis Dubno

26 May 2011
A review of state and federal funding for children’s programs in Utah from FY2006 through FY2011 shows the essential role that federal expenditures play in supporting non-education children’s programs in Utah.  Fact Sheet: Federal Expenditures are Crucial for Utah's Most…

Position Announcement: Policy Analyst, Economy, Tax and Budget

20 May 2011
Voices for Utah Children seeks to hire a full-time, entry-level Policy Analyst. Focus areas include state fiscal and economic policies.  Click on link below to view complete position description.   Policy Analyst, Economy, Tax and Budget Position 

Utah’s uninsured rate holding steady - Salt Lake Tribune

19 May 2011
There was little change last year in the number of Utahns who went without health insurance.  The state’s ranks of uninsured included 301,700 people in 2010, about 10.6 percent of the population, according to an annual census by the Utah…