Category: Child Health

Negotiations over Federal Health Bill Continue

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives continue to negotiate over the next steps for the Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This week, they considered an amendment to the proposal, which would, among other things, …

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Time running out for federal CHIP funding

Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, known as Child Health Plan Plus or CHP+ in Colorado), will expire in September unless Congress takes action. During this time of uncertainty for children’s health coverage due to recent proposals in …

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Seeking maternal mental health evaluator

The Ben and Lucy Ana Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation (the Fund) is seeking an evaluation expert to assist the Fund in implementing a multi-tiered evaluation process for their Maternal Mental Health Initiative. The ideal partner will have …

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Next Steps for Health Care System Uncertain

Last week, U.S. House Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act from a floor vote. The proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have had devastating impacts on children and families in Colorado and across the nation. It’s not …

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New Census Bureau Data Highlight Good News on Kids’ Health Coverage at Local Level

Uninsured rates for kids under 19 dropped sharply across all of Colorado’s 64 counties between 2013 and 2015, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new data reaffirm the positive trends observed in kids’ health coverage …

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Federal health bill gets worse as benefits are cut and Medicaid threatened

The U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act before a full floor vote late today. It’s not clear what’s next for the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as Republican leaders can’t find enough …

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Coloradans would lose coverage, financial support under federal health proposal

Two reports out this week about proposed changes to the federal health care law show it would result in hundreds of thousands of Coloradans losing health coverage, while costing the state of Colorado billions of dollars. The non-partisan Congressional Budget …

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Colorado kids lose big with federal health care bill

This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet released a score for the legislation, which will help us understand more about how federal …

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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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