Category: Child Health

Sharing is caring: Medicaid and CHP+ fact sheet

Federal financing for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado, expires on September 30, 2017. It is essential that this federal funding be allowed to continue. CHP+ is an important source of health …

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Early Care and Education Map for Denver Launched

A new resource is now available to help funders, policymakers, advocates and early care and education providers better understand where quality, licensed early care and education resources are located relative to where young children live. The Early Care and Education …

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Health spending lower than projected before the Affordable Care Act

Federal spending on health is projected to be less than it would have been without health reform, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released this week. The projections show that federal health spending — including the costs of …

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Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference registration open

Registration is open for the 2017 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference March 17 and 18 at the Colorado Convention Center. Designed to meet the professional development needs of early childhood practitioners, RMECC 2017 offers dozens of workshops and presentations covering …

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New organization for parents supporting vaccination launches

Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities is a new organization of Colorado parents who support pro-vaccine policy for the safety of our children and our communities. Joining CPVC will allow you to stay up to date on the latest vaccine policy …

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Urban Institute examines state-by-state impact of Affordable Care Act repeal without replacement

The Urban Institute released state fact sheets this week illustrating the impact of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan in place on children and parents. In Colorado, the analysis shows that more than 100,000 kids …

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National Academy of Medicine seeks to increase fruits and vegetables in WIC food packages

The National Academy of Medicine recently undertook a review of the food package provided to women and children participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The review included a consideration of comments from the …

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Tell Congress 100,000 Colorado kids will lose coverage under ACA repeal

Please call your U.S. Senators and Representatives and tell them you want them to stand up for Colorado kids and families. Ask them to work with both parties to improve our health care system, not endanger it. More than 100,000 …

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Report: ACA repeal would leave 18 million Americans uninsured

A report released by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week shows the devastating impact of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a comprehensive replacement. The CBO estimate shows that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would …

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would lead to major job losses in Colorado

The incoming federal administration and Congress continue to push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would cost Colorado around $33 billion over 10 years and double …

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