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Prevention Works

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 11:00 AM

The problem with prevention is... it works. Prevented health conditions simply don't exist. Nobody sees them. Nobody mentions them. Anchors on TV don't rant on and on about diseases that aren't killing children. There are never above-the-fold news articles about teenagers who didn't crash their family's car and die on...

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The ABCs of Getting Health Reform Right

(6) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 4:19 PM

One year ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. On its first anniversary, we celebrate a number of welcome and strong patient protections: children with pre-existing health conditions now receive health care coverage, young adults can now remain on their parents' health insurance until they turn...

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Speaking Up For Kids: Not a Political Choice

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 10:30 AM

As the dust settles on the results of this week's mid-term elections-- a Republican majority in the House led by a new Speaker and a narrow Democratic majority in the Senate--one thing is clear: no matter who sits in Congress, speaking up for kids is not a political choice.


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Thanks for the New Day for America's Children

(4) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 8:13 AM

It is a new day in America. We can finally hold up our heads in the company of other developed nations who afford all their citizens the right to health care. It is an especially good day for America's children and youth.

As a result of the votes taken...

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Health Care Reform: For Our Children, Let's Finish The Race

(6) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 4:48 PM

I am not a marathon runner, but I know lots of them. Marathon runners seem to possess a unique ambition: they commit to a challenge that most of us will never take on. And they finish. They don't duck off at the 25th mile of a 26-mile course.

The United...

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Congress Must Continue to Make Children a Priority

(3) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 5:13 PM

Like all American parents and grandparents, my children and grandchildren are the center of my life. Their health and safety are my husband's and my prime concern. As a pediatrician, I see first-hand how important health care and parenting support is for children and families. We have so many wonderful...

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