Although the state of poverty in the American economy is often examined solely by income, poverty encompasses much more with a lack of resources, which paint a more accurate picture of impoverished households throughout the country or any one state. This is particularly true for Utah, where the poverty level is very low; however, a significant portion of Utah residents are still struggling to finance necessities beyond food, clothing, and shelter, such as health care and associated costs. As a result of this, state and local governments, with the aid of local community advocates, are working to not only address the lack of resources for those individual households that struggle to live above the poverty line (i.e., minorities and single-parent households), but also individual households ...

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