* * * About 199,000 Utahns â€” 8.7 percent â€” don't have health insurance coverage, according to 2001 Health Status Survey. The vast majority of them â€” about 145,000 â€” are adults, an issue that Gov. Mike Leavitt and Health Department director Rod Betit have been working on fixing for some time. PCN programs, including Covered at Work, were created to reduce the number of uninsured working adults by about 25,000 or 16.5 percent. Each of the state's low-income health assistance programs, in fact, targets a different segment of the uninsured population.
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You can apply for PCN Covered at Work online at www.health.utah.gov/pcn
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SL Trib had a similar article earlier http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jun/06012003/Utah/62096.asp
From the PCN website application:
"I assure that I am a U.S. citizen or alien in lawful immigration status. I also assure that if this application is requesting benefits for my spouse, that he/she is also a U.S. citizen or alien in lawful immigration status. The Department of Health will verify alien registration numbers with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The Department of Health will not report undocumented household members to the INS."
(PCN is required by law to provide you with the following option)
If you are not registered to vote where you live now, would you like to apply to register?
Yes No (If yes, a voter registration application will be mailed to you.)"
Is This new voucher another attempt to provide more benefits to illegals with no "stigma" attached. All that is required to get the voucher is to check a box "assuring" citizenship.