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Tell Congress: Continue funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program

July 23, 2014
It’s always nice when an investment pays off! And that’s the case when it comes to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It was passed in 1997 with bipartisan support from Republicans and Democrats and, along with the Medicaid program, has helped cut the number of uninsured kids by half, from 14% down to 7% . This is a big deal. Kids who have health insurance are less likely to get sick and more likely to get preventative care (including immunizations and dental care) to keep them well. It also ensures they get the treatment they need when they do get sick, injured, or have a...
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White House Report Demonstrates Why States Should Close the Coverage Gap

July 8, 2014
Nationwide, the rate of uninsured Americans is dropping at a record pace. The reason is clear - new coverage options under the Affordable Care Act has made health coverage affordable and accessible to millions of adults and children. Additionally, the rates of uninsured adults is dropping most significantly in those states that have chosen to expand access to their state's Medicaid program to include low-income, childless adults. These data come from a recently released report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers. States were given the option to accept federal funding set-aside...
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Did this mom have to die?

April 22, 2014
The answer is no. Charlene Dill, a Florida mom of three, died on March 21st while working one of three part-time jobs—and her passing could have been prevented if the Florida Legislature had simply acted in time.
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