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Truth, Justice and the American Way for Immigrant Kids

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Justice is lacking for immigrant children because of the social and policy barriers they face when trying to access programs for health insurance, nutrition, and early childhood education.

Protecting Child Health by Embracing Its Success

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

One of the biggest mistakes that advocates make is their failure to embrace and publicize success. After making the case for change and building the political will to pass legislation, advocates sometimes forget to circle back to celebrate wins and reinforce success.

Immigration Reformers Eye Obamacare

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Could immigration reform expand the scope and cost of President Barack Obama's health care reform law? If advocates for immigrants have their way, it ...

Renewing Our Vision for America's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

What is needed is a new and fresh vision for change from our nation's leaders -- at all levels. And child advocates across this country must redouble their efforts to demand change and progress at the local, state, and national levels.

Senate Losing Progressive Voice For Health Care Reform

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller's decision not to seek a sixth term doesn't just mean the end of a political dynasty or an opportunity f...

Sean's Ear Infection

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

When a child gets sick, a family's schedule gets upended. Parents debate who's in a better position to miss a day of work. Under the best of circumstances, it won't be a great day. I'd like to take you through what that day is like for a low-income family.

Let's Give Our Children a More Certain Future This Holiday Season

Bruce Lesley | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

The budget and impending sequestration clearly do not align with our children's needs, and what voters want. Kids and their families deserve better. Let's hold our lawmakers accountable. Contact your representative and tell them to keep kids off the table.

Women: Champions and Defenders of Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

When it comes to public policy issues of importance to our nation's children, female policymakers and women are more often supportive and active on children's issues than men.

Poll: Obama Leads Romney on Children's Issues, Americans Wants Politicians to Address Our 'American Challenge'

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

By almost a 3-to-1 margin (56 to 20 percent), American voters are deeply concerned that the lives of American children have become worse over the last decade.

Jeffrey Young

Medicaid Expansion? Poor Families Get Left Behind By The Program Today | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

She jumped through hoops, wrangled with bureaucrats and overcame obstacles, but Gracie Fowler finally figured out how to make sure her kids weren't am...

4 Nonprofit Principles To Guide Deficit Reduction

Diana Aviv | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Diana Aviv

Last week millions of Americans observed the time-honored tradition of waiting until the last possible moment to pay their taxes.

Getting Back to Basics for Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education
Bruce Lesley

By a nearly 3-to-1 margin (58-20%), American voters believe that the lives of children have become worse rather than better over the last ten years, as key indicators of child well-being continue to decline.

10 Reasons Why Repealing Health Reform Would Harm Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

While there are a wide array of opinions about the impact of health care reform, it is indisputable that our nation's children are better off today because of the new law. Why? Here are 10 key reasons.

Is a Government Takeover of Health Care a Lie?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Was PolitiFact right to call the "government takeover of health care" the "lie of the year" or has the role of government been so enlarged that we can now assume DC is in charge of what our physicians prescribe?

Jane Norton Is Calamity Jane, Not Pink Elephant

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

Sarah Palin recently dubbed Colorado GOP Senate candidate Jane Norton as one of the "stampede of pink elephants" heading toward Washington, D.C.

Tobacco Loophole In Child Health Law Costs $250M

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A tobacco tax loophole in President Barack Obama's children's health insurance program cost the government more than $250 million i...

Six Reasons We Must Keep CHIP in Final National Health Reform Legislation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Some contend that ending CHIP will allow more parents and children to be enrolled in the same health plans. But isn't it more important that health coverage for all children be easily secured and affordable?

Insurance CEOs Get Rich While Denying Health Coverage to Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

Why should we continue to let children fall between the chasm of profit-driven health insurance companies and income-restrictive Medicaid and CHIP programs?