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Food stamp cuts hit 250,000 Utahns

31 October 2013
Life for Utah's most vulnerable households just got a little harder. As of Friday, the quarter of a million Utahns will see a decrease in their food stamp benefits.

Op Ed by Lincoln Nehring - My view: The Medicaid and CHIP programs work

08 October 2013
Let's face it. For too many families, applying for Utah's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Medicaid programs means navigating a complicated, unnecessary bureaucracy where the process trumps the person.

Online health exchange used by Utah still experiencing glitches as system gets rolling

02 October 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — The federally run online insurance exchange used by Utah experienced more glitches on Wednesday, the second day the website has been open to consumers.

Can’t load Utah’s insurance exchange? Find prices here

02 October 2013
In Salt Lake County, Humana underbids competition with the lowest prices by far.

Help sessions set Tuesday for Utah’s new insurance exchange

01 October 2013
Voices for Utah Children is holding an open house Tuesday at the Sorenson Unity Center, offering help to families signing up for coverage on Utah's new insurance exchange.

Revealed: What you’ll pay on Utah’s insurance exchange

01 October 2013
Insurance • Humana underbids competitors with the lowest prices in Salt Lake County.

Number of uninsured Utahns remained flat in 2012

30 September 2013
Health insurance • The Affordable Care Act, which goes live Tuesday, promises to drastically reduce the uninsured rate.

Preschool, child health advocates urge support of federal tobacco tax

25 September 2013
Local and national child advocacy groups have announced their support of a proposal by President Barack Obama to expand early childhood education by increasing the federal tax on tobacco sales.   Related Articles: Groups advocate funding early childhood education with…

U.S. Census Bureau: 15% Of Utah Children Live In Poverty

24 September 2013
(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - The number of children in Utah living in poverty is not going down. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's "2012 American Community Survey," 15 percent of Utah's children live in poverty, which is down less…

New American Community Survey Data Released

23 September 2013
According to the American Community Survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, poverty remained unchanged and incomes stagnant in Utah last year, showing the continuing pain of the recession and underscoring the need for Utah to do more…