Tag: children

Better Utah Op-Ed

Katie Matheson: Parents should not face pandemic alone

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. I’m a parent. And like many parents, I often struggle to know what is best for my kids. That comes with the territory of parenting regardless of global events, but is especially true during a pandemic. My latest challenge — knowing whether or not to send my kid to in-person school

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The only personal choice that will save us

If you’ve spent any time on the internet talking or reading about climate change, then you’re likely familiar with the tired comment, “well what are YOU doing about it?! What changes are you making in your life?” *sigh* Utahns value personal choice and personal control over our own futures. A core belief in the ability

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Parenting and policy

As a working mother and a politically-minded Utahn, I spend a weird amount of time thinking about legal and government policies as I go about my day. Now, I don’t get as into the weeds as my brilliant colleagues do–one of the perks of not having the word “policy” in my title–but I do consider

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Impact on Children

The truth of parenthood that I didn’t fully comprehend until I joined the world’s harried throng of parents is that it truly does take a village to raise a child and support a family. I finally understood Mrs. Weasley, the beloved mother-figure from Harry Potter, when it was revealed that her greatest, most terrible fear

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Our Greatest Shame

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The flu this year is scary. For a variety of reasons that experts are still working to understand, the flu is killing around 4,000 Americans a week and will likely end up taking more lives than were lost to the Swine flu in 2009-2010. As a mother of two young children ages 3 years and

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Problem of uninsured children could be fixed by Medicaid expansion

Last week I introduced the Affordable Care Act and outlined the support of several policies contained within the law. One issue I neglected to feature was the expansion of Medicaid. Last June, the Supreme Court reviewed the ACA and ruled that each state will decide whether or not to participate in Medicaid expansion. This subject

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VIDEO: Better UTAH Beat episode 25!

Accusations and rebuttals fly between Congressman Matheson and challenger Mia Love over whether or not Love will eliminate education for special-needs kids. Alliance for a Better UTAH fact-checked this week in our weekly segment.

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