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Those With Special Health Needs Have Much To Lose

July 20, 2011

From The Hill: By Julian Pecquet – 07/14/11 11:05 AM ET Advocates for people with disabilities and special health needs are out in force as President Obama and lawmakers weigh deep cuts to Medicaid as part of debt-ceiling talks. Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute released a report Thursday concluding that almost eight in 10 children with…

Religious Groups Rally Against Medicaid Cuts

June 30, 2011

From The Hill:  By Julian Pecquet – 06/28/11 03:30 PM ET   The nation’s largest Jewish organization announced Tuesday that it’s convening other religious groups to fight Medicaid cuts, the same day a nonpartisan coalition of providers and health plans separately launched an ad campaign against the cuts. The Jewish Federation of North America says it’s…

Report Stresses Medicaid’s Efficacy

June 13, 2011

From First Focus: New Report Reveals Medicaid’s Enormous Success in Protecting Children & Vulnerable Populations Washington D.C. – Today, with threats of serious budget cuts looming, a new report demonstrates the effectiveness of the Medicaid program in addressing the health and financial needs of children and other vulnerable populations. The synthesis, entitled Medicaid Works: A…

Alabama Embraces Reforms, Shames Neighboring States

June 6, 2011

From Politico: Gov. Bentley issued an executive order to move forward on an insurance exchange. | AP Photo . By SARAH KLIFF | 6/6/11 4:38 AM EDT Alabama is a deep red, Deep South state with a health policy that is taking on a decidedly blue tinge these days. Last week alone, Republican Gov. Robert…

CBO: New GOP Bill Would Boot Kids From Medicaid Rolls

May 12, 2011

From Congressional Quarterly (subscribers only): May 11, 2011 – 8:43 p.m. By Emily Ethridge, CQ Staff Tens of thousands of children might lose health coverage temporarily under a Republican bill that would allow states to tighten their Medicaid rolls, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday. The CBO found that the bill (HR…

Poll: Americans Oppose Cuts To Children’s Health Care

May 5, 2011

From The Hill: By Julian Pecquet – 04/26/11 04:30 PM ET Voters are just as opposed to slashing children’s healthcare programs as they are to cutting Medicare, according to a new poll by the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. The poll was commissioned by the children’s advocacy group First Focus. It seeks to demonstrate that…

10 Ways Healthcare Repeal Would Harm Children

January 13, 2011

From Huffington Post: By Bruce Lesley and Lisa Shapiro Posted: January 8, 2011 10:50 AM As is the ritual in Washington every two years, this week Congress began a new legislative session with Republican John Boehner (R-OH) holding the Speaker’s gavel. In remarks opening the 112th Session, Speaker Boehner recognized the enormous challenges of our…

CHIP Assistance – Cover Your Kids, South Carolina

November 19, 2010

Need help getting your child covered? Contact our friends below and let them walk you through the CHIP application process. . Palmetto Children’s Health Initiative Linking Every SC Child to an Affordable & Appropriate Medical Home In November 2009, the Palmetto Project announced the launch of a new statewide initiative to link every child under…

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