uninsured http://kuer.org en Homeless Utahns, The Dentist Will See You Now http://kuer.org/post/homeless-utahns-dentist-will-see-you-now <p></p><p>Homeless Utahns will be able to get dental care at a clinic in downtown Salt Lake City thanks to a gift from a local business. &nbsp;Alsco, a linen and uniform rental company has agreed to provide 125,000 dollars a year for five years to fund a full-time dentist at the Fourth Street Clinic. KUER’s Andrea Smardon reports that there is a pent up demand for dental services among the homeless and low-income populations.</p><p>Looking at the brand new dental chairs at Fourth Street Clinic, Russell Flowers breaks into a smile, revealing some missing teeth.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:14:10 +0000 Andrea Smardon 39755 at http://kuer.org Homeless Utahns, The Dentist Will See You Now New and Improved Survey Data Shows More Utahns Uninsured http://kuer.org/post/new-and-improved-survey-data-shows-more-utahns-uninsured <p>The Utah Department of Health released new data Wednesday estimating that more than 13 percent of the population went without health insurance last year.&nbsp; That’s about 3 percentage points higher than the previous year, but health officials say the increase is at least partly due to improved survey methods.&nbsp;</p><p>UDOH spokesperson Tom Hudachko says you can’t make a fair comparison between numbers in 2010 and 2011 because state survey methods were changed significantly.&nbsp; For example, pollsters are now calling cellphones instead of just land lines.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:41:02 +0000 Andrea Smardon 17466 at http://kuer.org New and Improved Survey Data Shows More Utahns Uninsured