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Children and Essential Health Benefits

December 16, 2012

Understanding all that must be accomplished for healthcare reform is daunting.  One such task is defining Essential Health Benefits (EHB) here in SC. See this wonderful resource from our partner at First Focus to understand what is needed for children. defining-ehb.pdf

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…

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…

If Partisanship Hadn’t Replaced Public Service…

December 2, 2010

…this report would bode very well for the Affordable Care Act. First Focus Report Finds Medicaid Savings from Health Reform Will Significantly Exceed Costs to State Budgets Washington D.C. – As the President and Congressional leaders meet with governors this week to discuss the fiscal challenges facing states across the nation, a new report released…

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