Many Children in Dual-Income Homes Still Without Health Insurance

Many Children in Dual-Income Homes Still Without Health Insurance

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(KSL News) -- Dual incomes may not mean guarantee insurance when it comes to caring for kids. A new report by the Utah Health Policy Project found the majority of uninsured kids in the state are in families where both parents are present and both are working.

Dr. Tom Metcalf, UHPP: "If you can buy health insurance for your kids or get your employer to provide it that's fine, but if you're working and you make too much for Medicaid or to be covered by CHIP, or you miss the open window, or your employer doesn't offer insurance, or you can't afford insurance, your kids are out of luck."

The UHPP are calling for the legislature to pass a bill guaranteeing children have insurance by either expanding Medicaid benefits or reopening the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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