Tag Archives: CHIP

Save Health Care for Eight Million Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): One advocacy action during our event at the Proctor Institute is to ensure affordable, appropriate health care continues to be available for working families! Join us now, and take action at http://www.childrensdefense.org/take-action/Save-8-Million-Childrens-Health-Care.html. The Children’s … Continue reading

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Other Options Available To Help Families Find Health Coverage For Their Kids

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): While lawmakers in Washington bicker over problems with Healthcare.gov- the federal online health insurance marketplace, the fact is, most families in Pennsylvania do not need the web site to get health coverage … Continue reading

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Urge Senators to Hold Children Harmless in Budget Negotiations

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org/): ECM’s latest effort to ensure children are held harmless in the ongoing budget negotiations has borne fruit with a letter to be signed by Senators and delivered to the House and Senate … Continue reading

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Census Survey Shows Troubling Trends in Health Care

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   Earlier this week, the Census Bureau released its annual Current Population Survey. The Census Bureau data on health insurance reflects three negative trends: The number of American workers with job-based health coverage has declined to … Continue reading

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Protect Our Children’s Healthcare

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee recently approved The State Flexibility Act, H.R. 1683 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1683), which could significantly increase the number of children without health insurance by repealing federal law that requires states to maintain … Continue reading

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Support Insuring Uninsured Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   February 4 marked the second anniversary of President Obama signing the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) into law. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that health … Continue reading

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Health Reform Benefits Children–Share Your Stories

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which gave millions of children and young adults access to affordable health coverage. Repeal of this landmark legislation would … Continue reading

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Organize Your Faith Community to Host a Health Coverage Enrollment Drive

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   One in every ten children—8.1 million—in the United States is uninsured and two thirds of these children are eligible for CHIP and Medicaid but not enrolled because of state barriers to coverage. CHIP … Continue reading

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Tell PA Legislators to Protect the Needs of Children in Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Efforts in the State House of Representatives to pass a bill to generate revenue to avoid massive budget cuts have failed.   Now House and Senate budget negotiators are looking at cuts to … Continue reading

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Children’s Health Insurance Program—Remind Congress that Continued Funding is Needed

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   On February 4, 2009, President Obama signed the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) (http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/professionals/CHIPRA/index.html), which provided funding to renew and expand CHIP coverage. This new legislation preserves health coverage for millions of children … Continue reading

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