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CHIP: A Health Care Lifeline That Benefits Us All

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

CHIP is a success and millions of kids are healthier because of it. Every state has taken advantage of CHIP and that's one reason the uninsured rate for children has dropped dramatically since its enactment. Nevertheless, funding for CHIP runs out on Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.

Push for Progress: Children Cannot Wait

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

So many children have lost ground as the trumped-up fear of excessive debt children did not cause has been used by some in Congress to cut safety net programs we know work.

New Congress Faces Crucial Leadership Test for Kids

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Wendy Lazarus

With congressional support and action on both sides of the aisle, states can continue to make progress towards ensuring America's health insurance system works for all our children- an outcome supported by Americans of all political stripes.

What Can Policy Makers Learn from Experiences of Arizona Children Who Lost CHIP Coverage?

Joan Alker | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Joan Alker

Keeping the successful CHIP and Medicaid programs strong for children as the health care landscape continues to evolve will help provide families with the peace of mind of knowing their children can get the health care they need to succeed.

5 Things Latinos Should Know About Getting Covered Under the Affordable Care Act

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.14.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

More Latinos lack health insurance than any other group in the U.S., so it is crucial that they take the opportunity to obtain coverage under the ACA. While significant improvements have been made to the enrollment process, some Latinos still face challenges.

Fighting to Preserve CHIP for Future Generations

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

There is no population that we have a greater responsibility to protect than our nation's children. Standing on the sidelines while the health care coverage of millions of low income children is put in jeopardy is something that we at the NAACP just won't do.

Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Come Back From The Dead

Jim Hill | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

All of the talented artists, executives and staffers who work at TVA were invited to create art pieces that would then reimagine some of the more famous Disney Television Animation characters as the undead.

Don't Mess with CHIP: 17 Years of Success

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Please join us in urging Congress to take action now in 2014 when they return to Washington for the lame duck legislative session. Ask Congress to extend funding now for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four more years. We must not allow children to lose ground.

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When many people hear child poverty in America, the first stereotype is an inner-city child. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the truth is that child poverty affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

Express Lane Eligibility: A Common Sense Policy That Works

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Wendy Lazarus

More uninsured parents and children are getting health care coverage. That's a very good thing. But implementing policies like Express Lane Eligibility that can help get those with limited resources access to health care in a streamlined and efficient way while generating administrative savings, well, that's a great thing.

Does The Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Race Signal a Paradigm Shift in Politics?

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Career politicians beware. If the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary race for Governor is any indication, the normal rules for politics are a-changing. T...

Celebrating, Continuing and Building on CHIP's Success

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although CHIP is authorized through 2019, its funding is running out and will virtually disappear by October 2015 unless Congress takes immediate action. If funding is not continued, millions of children would lose health coverage.

Children's Coverage on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act

Joan Alker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Joan Alker

The number of uninsured children continues to decline to historic lows - a remarkable accomplishment given the high childhood poverty rate and tough economic times. Yet a majority of Americans are unaware of this achievement.

Representative Allyson Schwartz Is That Rare Phenomenon: A Public Servant Who Serves the Public

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I met Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania) at a recent fundraiser at the home of a friend and County Democrati...

A Healthy Future for Immigrant Children Is a Healthy Future for the Nation

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

As Congress moves forward with efforts to reform immigration, quality health care should be made available to all kids.

President Obama's Budget: Finally Good News (Mostly) for Kids

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

President Obama's 2014 budget proposal contains a lot of good news for children and families on the rough edges of America's struggling economy, putting real teeth behind his recent calls for creating ladders of opportunity and helping to level the playing field for millions of Americans wrestling with poverty.

WATCH: Camille And Chip Argue About Cats In 'Mama's Boys Of The Bronx' Sneak Peek

Posted 04.14.2012 | TV

The Mamas are leaving their boys for the weekend. In our exclusive clip from "Mama's Boys Of The Bronx," Chip faces a terrifying feat: His mother, ...

GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As a favor to struggling Americans, Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs are demeaning.

Public Programs That Work -- Good News on Children's Coverage

Gene Lewit | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Gene Lewit

We still have a long way to go before we solve the problem of the uninsured in America. Millions of children are currently eligible for Medicaid and CHIP but not enrolled and coverage for millions more is tenuous and transitory.

Medicaid: Help in Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.

Say Sayonara to Onion Sobbing with KitchenAid's New Food Processor

Laura Klein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Laura Klein

Delicious food, cooking and writing about it is a way of life for me. When the opportunity arose to review KitchenAid's new 13-Cup Food Processor, I was ecstatic.

Always Wear A Rubber! How To Clean, Prepare & Cook An Artichoke

Daniel Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Brooks

One morning, while working as a chef in Barcelona, Spain, I walked into work and heard what sounded like the snap of rubber against bare skin. As I tu...

Renewing the Promise of the Child Health Insurance Program

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

February 4 marks the second anniversary of the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, which has already helped many states make significant improvements in health coverage for children.

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.

Texas Weighs Medicaid Withdrawal

The New York Times | EMILY RAMSHAW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some Republican lawmakers -- still reveling in Tuesday's statewide election sweep -- are proposing an unprecedented solution to the state's estimated ...