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Study: Most kids' medicines have confusing directions - KSL News

02 December 2010
Tuesday, December 2, 2010 A new study shows almost all over-the-counter medicines for children have confusing directions, which could increase the chance caregivers will give kids the wrong dose. Click on link below to view article in pdf format. Study:…

Failure to extend unemployment benefits unacceptable - Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial, Karen Crompton

29 November 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010 Congress should extend unemployment benefits. "Allowing the program to expire would be a harsh blow to an already weak recovery and to the millions of jobless workers who cannot find employment now." Click on link below…

Voices for Utah Children In the News

29 November 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010 Click on links below to view articles in pdf format. Unemployment hits 16- to 24-year-olds hardest (Deseret News, 11-26-10)Utah to remind health insurers of obligation to cover kids (Salt Lake Tribune, 11-22-10)Utah among best in employer-based…

Utah Tax Review Commission Appointment

15 November 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010 Allison Rowland, our Tax and Budget Director, has been appointed as a member of the Utah Tax Review Commission (TRC). The TRC was created by the Legislature to comprehensively review the tax laws and the political subdivisions of the state and…

The Utah Compact - A framework for constructive dialogue on immigration

12 November 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010 On Thursday, November 11 Voices for Utah Children participated in a media event to release The Utah Compact, a set of five principles to guide Utah's immigration discussion. It has a groundswell of community support, including Gov.…

Insure the kids - Salt Lake Tribune, Editorial

08 November 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 The nonprofit child-advocacy group Voices for Utah Children has a good idea to help kids who have been dropped from insurance plans. According to the group, its proposal would be affordable for many families and wouldn’t…

Transitions

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…