Utah Department of Health

Submitted by leann.wood on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 09:37
Utah Department of Health
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Utah has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the nation.  Covering kids with health insurance is critical to Utah’s communities. Studies have shown that a child’s health coverage reduces the number of days parents have to miss work because of a sick child.  Children with health insurance stay healthier because they receive medical care sooner and more regularly.

CHIP and Medicaid cover Utah children with complete coverage, ranging from regular doctor visits to emergency care. For no cost, children are able to access preventive and routine care including immunizations, dental cleanings and well-child exams.  A family of four can earn up to $53,000 annually and qualify for free or reduced cost health insurance.

For more information about these programs, please visit coveringkids.health.utah.gov.  If you have additional questions or would like to order materials to distribute, please contact Jorge Fuentes at the Utah Department of Health at 801-538-9171 or jfuentes [at] utah [dot] govrel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank".

The facts are compelling: children do better when they have quality health care -- they grow up stronger, ready to learn and are prepared to contribute to their communities.