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(KSL News) Utah falls behind the nation when it comes to programs for low-income families.
According to a report from the Urban Institute, the state provides just over $1,700 per person in benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps each year. That is well under the national average of $3,200 and places Utah last among the states.
When it comes to providing child care for those below the poverty level, the state spends just $101 per person, compared to $230 nationally.