Tag Archives: CHIP

Urge PA’s Senators to Support a Clean Funding Extension of CHIP

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): The pressure is on for senators to pass legislation extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). When the Senate returns from recess on Monday, April 13, the funding, which is included in a Medicare … Continue reading

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Congress Should Pass Four More Years of Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Healthy—Tell Congress to Fund CHIP As Is

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Why tinker with something that isn’t broken?  That’s the question that needs to be asked about PA Rep. Joseph Pitts proposed federal CHIP changes that will cause children to lose health benefits … Continue reading

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An Urgent Call to Extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program

From the United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org): Faith leaders and advocates are joining together to urge Congress to pass for a four-year extension to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the Lame Duck session. This extension will stabilize the … Continue reading

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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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