Pediatric Dental Benefits: HB 14-1053 (McCann/Aguilar) was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this week. The bill gives the Colorado Insurance Commissioner the authority to fix a marketplace inequity and align regulations guiding the Connect for Health Colorado market and the outside insurance market, ensuring pediatric dental benefits are treated equally inside and outside the exchange.
A bill introduced this week seeks to reduce the number of children who go to school without the vaccinations they need to protect them from preventable diseases like whooping cough. Today, Rep. Dan Pabon and Sen. Irene Aguilar, with a broad and bipartisan list of co-sponsors, introduced HB14-1288 to strengthen Colorado’s personal belief exemption, one of three options that parents may use to opt-out of vaccinating their children.
Speak Up for Kids Day
We’ve teamed up with Children’s Hospital Colorado and Clayton Early Learning for our third annual Speak Up for Kids Day at the Capitol. Together, we’ll provide training and coaching to help advocates speak up on the most pressing issues facing Colorado kids. Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 13, 2014!
2014 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! Presentations
Throughout the year, Children’s Campaign staff conduct locally relevant presentations on the current KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report in communities throughout the state. These presentations provide an opportunity for health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, legislators and staff, parents and other engaged citizens to come together and learn more about child well-being in their communities.
For more information about hosting a KIDS COUNT presentation in your community, contact our It's About Kids Network Coordinator, Liz Houston, at email@example.com or 303-620-4532.