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Uninsured Children

Protecting 50 Years of Child Health Progress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

At a time when we should be celebrating Medicaid and CHIP successes, serious threats to Medicaid, CHIP and the ACA continue to surface in Congress. So, in addition to advocating for continuing improvements in children's health coverage, we must also play defense to protect the hard-earned gains made for children as well as adults.

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.

Texas And Florida Expand Medicaid -- For Kids

Kaiser Health News | Phil Galewitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Florida and Texas snubbed the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for adults, but their states did broaden the progra...

Medicaid Expansion Leads To Fewer High School Dropouts And More College Graduates: Study

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Amid the ongoing debate over 24 states’ refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, a recent report by the National Bureau...

Gov. Hickenlooper's Veto of SB 213 Insults Low-Income Parents

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

For some families, SB 213 would have increased the Child Health Plan Plus enrollment fee to $20 per month. It's insulting to eligible parents to suggest that they would not pay the increased fees.

Help Needed Now for Growing Number of Children in Poverty

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

At least one in four children was poor in nearly 190 counties in 39 states in 2009, a time of severe recession. In 33 counties in 17 states, at least...