Category: Child Health

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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Congress Fails to Act to Extend CHIP Funding

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado, expired on Sept. 30 because Congress failed to renew it before the deadline. In Colorado, this puts in jeopardy access to quality, …

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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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Funding for CHIP Expires Tomorrow. Tell Congress that it is not OK.

On Saturday, Sept. 30, funding ends for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has allowed 8.9 million kids nationally to access quality affordable health care. And with that end comes the end to access to quality, affordable health care. …

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Call Congress and tell them to save kids’ health care!

As Congress continues its long debate on the Affordable Care Act, there is one thing they could and should do right now to ensure health coverage for kids and pregnant women. We’ve heard a lot about a bipartisan bill to …

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Colorado’s child poverty rate drops again; uninsured rate for Colorado kids stays flat

Data released this week from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey show encouraging trends in the well-being of Colorado kids. According to the new data, Colorado’s child poverty rate declined to 13.4 percent in 2016, down from 14.7 …

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ALERT: Take action to support CHIP

In case you missed it, we issued an alert yesterday to take action on CHIP. Please reach out to our Senators and your U.S. Representative today! With just a few legislative days left in September, Congress has not ensured funding …

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