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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Health care advocacy group Families USA says census figures show that more than 100,000 children in Utah aren't covered by health insurance.
Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, says state lawmakers need to close the gap.
Families USA says the average annual number of uninsured children in Utah grew by 18,500 to 107,000 during 2005-07 over an earlier three-year period.
The group says it hired the U.S. Census Bureau to break out the figures.
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