Many children remain unnecessarily uninsured in Utah

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  • Global Warner Provo, UT
    Oct. 5, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    What a shame on Utah politicians who labor to cut services to the poor and needy. Many of us await a future in which our state seriously invests in its children’s education and insurance for poor families. As hard as it may be, perhaps they can try and remember the words of Jesus: "Whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!”

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    We need a single payer health care system that enrolls everyone.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Sept. 19, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    "We are unable to pinpoint why these kids aren't enrolled," Young said.

    I'm wondering how many of those kids are from young families? Could it possibly be that young families are unaware that it is available to them? Is there some sort of literature out and about in public - either hospitals or other medical locations - that state it is possible? Or could it be that it is so hidden in the way to apply, that no one knows how to navigate the system?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 19, 2013 4:08 a.m.

    Its not a crime to not be insured and it does not mean children are not getting medical care. It just means Utah citizens are being more self sufficient and less prone to socialist governemnt programs. Its not a crime to not have children registered and their medical history documented with the state governement. Medical care is none of their business and better health care is available outside government controls.

    I'd say that the parents of Utah are more self sufficient and an attribute that the rest of the nation should seek to attain. To sign up for CHIP you have to surrender rights and liberties and secrecy that is not worth the governemtn socialism. Any state or individual who refuses to accept government handouts should be praised as examples of being responsible citizens.

    The only people eligible for welfare in Utah are illegal aliens and their anchor babies who love our socialist freebies.

    Who cares what governemnt thinks we should have and how we raise and educate and care for our children. Insurance is an optional cost to families and no health care is free, not even with government financed fraud programs.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 10:46 p.m.

    Shame on Utah for not jumping to adopt socialist programs fast enough to suit the uber-left Robert Woods Johnson Foundation's timetable.

    Just wait until the children signed up now find out who is going to pay for all the "free medical care" they are going to get. Surprise! THEY will be paying for that plus so much other "free stuff" that it will not be worth it to work.

  • jrgl CEDAR CITY, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 9:22 p.m.

    Is the low enrollment due to difficult application processes?