Category: Child Health

Senate Version of Health Reform Jeopardizes Colorado Kids

Yesterday, the Senate released a draft of their health reform bill. As expected, this bill closely mirrors the bill passed by the House last month. A vote on the Senate floor could happen as early as next Wednesday, which is …

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Report: Early Childhood Education Unites American Voters

The First Five Years Fund released its 2017 national bipartisan poll that examined American voters’ attitudes towards early childhood education. At a time when divisive rhetoric, calls for resistance, and partisan distrust dominate the political headlines across the country, the …

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ACTION ALERT: Ask our Senators to Protect Colorado Kids in Health Reform Debate

We need you! PLEASE CALL OUR SENATORS TODAY to ask them to ensure that federal health reform protects Colorado Kids. Senate efforts to pass federal health reform—modeled on the American Health Care Act passed by the House last month—are heating …

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All hands on deck for the federal health reform debate

Senate efforts to pass federal health reform—modeled on the American Health Care Act passed by the House last month—are heating up. We are increasingly concerned about the rapid Senate timeline for bringing a bill to the floor for a vote …

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CDPHE launches new resource for local-level immunizations data

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment this week launched a comprehensive new database containing data on immunization and exemption rates for nearly every Colorado school and school district, as well as for preschools, child care centers and Head …

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Report: Medicaid provides more access to health coverage for rural communities than metro areas across Colorado

A larger share of children in small towns and rural areas of Colorado rely on Medicaid to protect them from rising health care costs than those in metropolitan areas, according to a new report released today by the Georgetown University …

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Notes from 2017 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!: Our process

This year’s KIDS COUNT report delves into disparities in child well-being based on race and ethnicity in an effort to shine a light on issues where our state can and must do better at creating equitable opportunities for children. In …

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New estimates show 23 million could lose health insurance under AHCA

Children, elders and people with disabilities would be among the first to lose coverage under a health insurance proposal passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, according to an updated analysis this week from the nonpartisan Congressional …

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The President’s budget proposal threatens the well-being of Colorado’s children

President Trump released his blueprint for the federal budget this week, and it holds bad news for kids. The President’s budget proposal marks the first step in a long federal budget process in Congress. His proposal, if enacted, would have …

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Health Insurance Coverage Improves Child Well-Being

Increasing health insurance coverage to children increases positive outcomes, according to a new report from Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization focused on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth and their families. According to the report, when children …

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