Author Archives: Children's Campaign

A tough week in Washington for Health Care for Colorado Kids and Families

Elections matter. This week, our elected officials in Washington failed to protect health care coverage for Colorado kids and families. They failed to make progress on reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, or CHP+ in Colorado), released an Executive …

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Congress fails to make progress on CHIP

Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has allowed 8.9 million kids nationally to access quality affordable health care, has run out. Congress has a bipartisan plan to save the program. But every day they wait to act, …

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President’s Executive Order on health care will destabilize insurance markets

Yesterday, the President signed an Executive Order to expand the use of association health plans and short-term health insurance plans, which do not provide coverage of essential health benefits including mental health care and maternity care, nor guarantee coverage of pre-existing …

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President’s Executive Order on health care will destabilize insurance markets

The President announced late last night that the Administration will end the payment of cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) to health insurance issuers under the Affordable Care Act. As we’ve discussed before in KidsFlash, CSRs help reduce out-of-pocket costs of health …

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You’re invited! Step Up for Kids Forum: Federal Policy Proposals and Potential Impacts for Colorado Kids

Join the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado Fiscal Institute, and Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in partnership with Every Child Matters for a public forum on federal issues that impact kids in Colorado. How does the federal budget get created? How …

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Indigenous People’s Day

By Melissa Roybal The Children’s Campaign believes it is imperative that individuals from communities that have historically been impacted by centuries old policies be the voice of their communities in our collective fight for change. Melissa is a fifth generation …

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Can you tell me how to get… to our Annual Luncheon?

The Campaign is gearing up for our Annual Luncheon on November 1st and it is one you don’t want to miss!  We are thrilled to bring Sonia Manzano, “Maria” of Sesame Street fame, to add her fun and familiar voice …

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Fast Fact- October 13, 2017

In 2016, approximately 32 percent of Colorado children under 5 received vouchers from WIC (the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children), down from 37 percent in 2012 at the height of the recession. WIC helps low-income pregnant women, …

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Can you tell me how to get… to our Annual Luncheon?

We hung out with some of our favorite monsters yesterday while filming the video for our annual luncheon. Join us on Nov. 1 and you’ll get the chance to hang out with one of our favorite Sesame Street actresses, Sonia …

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How does Medicaid affect all of us?

Congress finally seems ready to take action on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) after funding lapsed Sept. 30. How much do you know about how CHIP and Medicaid impact our lives? Along with the companion Child Health Plan Plus …

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