All children and families need access to affordable, quality, health care. Health insurance provides a critical foundation for kids, so they can stay healthy, manage health conditions or problems, perform better in school, be active and thrive.


Together we can reach 100% coverage for Utah children so ALL kiddos can reach their full potential.


WHY 100% KIDS COVERAGE

Access to healthcare coverage creates a foundation for children to grow and thrive. Research has shown that when children have access to health coverage, they are more likely to succeed in school and have better health and economic outcomes as adults. Unfortunately, Utah has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the nation, 82,000 children (8%).

COVER ALL KIDS

We can save more than 9 million dollars by covering all of Utah's uninsured children. No child should be denied care, but thousands of children are unable to get health coverage or forced to delay or forgo treatment because they lack coverage. Lets make sure all children have the coverage and care they need this year.

ALL YEAR ROUND COVERAGE

Utah's Medicaid program does not have "12 Month continuous eligibility" this means children can churn on and off of coverage risking being uninsured during an emergency. Thousands of Utah children may lose their health insurance at some point in the year due to red-tape, administrative error, or changing family circumstances. All Utah healthcare programs should have policies in place that allow kids to receive continuous coverage the entire year.

CONNECT KIDS TO COVERAGE

Utah has one of the highest rate of children currently eligible for health insurance, but unenrolled, especially in rural parts of our state. Outreach and enrollment assistance programs help families understand what healthcare options are best for them, recognizing that plans and prices change each year as do family circumstances. Utah should support outreach and enrollment assistance efforts so that families, across the state, can get coverage that’s right for them and more easily connect with care.

PROTECT PARENT COVERAGE

When parents are uninsured, research shows their children are less likely to be insured too. Funding cuts and harmful limits to coverage only make it more difficult for Utah kids and families to get the health care they need. Right now, thousands of parents are still shut out of coverage—unable to afford health coverage or not offered it by their jobs but not currently eligible for Medicaid. Implementing full, clean Medicaid expansion will help parents and kids across the state thrive.

OUR SUPPORTERS

  • Alliance for a Better Utah

  • Big Smiles Utah

  • Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

  • Centro de la Familia de Utah

  • Centro Cívico Mexicano

  • Coalition of Religious Communities

  • Community Health Connect

  • Community Health Workers Section -UPHA

  • Comunidades Unidas

  • Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City

  • Crossroads Urban Center

  • Family Healthcare in St. George

  • Friends of the Children - Utah

  • Granite Education Foundation

  • Holy Cross Ministries

  • Intermountain Healthcare

  • International Rescue Committee

  • Kids Who Count

  • Neighborhood House

  • Neighborworks Salt Lake

  • NW Salt Lake Rotary Club

  • OCA Asian Pacific Islander American Advocates Utah (OCA UTAH)

  • People’s Health Clinic

  • Primary Children’s Hospital

  • Root for Kids

  • Salt Lake City Mayor's Office

  • Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans

  • Smart Smiles School-Based Oral Health Program (Denticare Management)

  • The University of Utah Health Plans

  • Utah Health Policy Project

  • Utah Dental Hygienists' Association

  • Utah Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition

  • University Health Communities Clinics

  • YWCA of Utah

HOW YOU CAN HELP

BECOME A SUPPORTER

Sign your organization up to join our 100% Kids Coverage Coalition and be listed as one of our supporters.

RECORD A VIDEO

Record a video sharing your story and why you believe all kids should have access to health coverage.

TRACK THE BILL

Utilize our bill tracker to get updates on the bill and contact your local legislators to support it.