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Sunday Edition: Medicaid, distracted driving and the penny

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OverviewIn this Sunday Edition: a closer look at Medicaid Expansion. What it could mean for your family and Utah's bottom line. Plus, fatal distractions. An IN special report shows you all the things taking drivers' eyes off the road. We will also visit with a woman responsible for a fatal accident. And to change or not to change? Doug Wright offers his opinion on the demise of the penny.

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Health insurance mandates that require every individual to be insured go into effect early next year, but decisions yet to be made by state leaders have many Utahns hanging in the balance. And one of those anxiously waiting for that decision joined us. Michael Twede is 26-years-old and has serious medical needs. Having insurance has always been a huge concern for him. Matt Slonaker from the Utah Health Policy Project also joined the discussion.

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Have you ever driven distracted? Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured or killed because of it. Socially, it often seems acceptable. But legally, does more need to be done? Mike Headrick spent the last several weeks investigating the issue on Utah roads and shared his special report. He also visited with a woman responsible for a fatal accident.

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The penny costs more to manufacture that it is worth; its buying power is almost nil. So is it time to

Richard Piatt


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