Category: Legislative

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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We urge Congress to stand with Dreamers

The Colorado Children’s Campaign has joined more than 320 child and youth advocacy organizations in a letter to Congress expressing our support for the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. The bill would provide lawful status and a path to citizenship …

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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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We stand with Dreamers—take action with us now

We met the White House’s decision this week to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with disappointment and despair. Since 2012, DACA has opened a path for 800,000 young people who came to the United States as …

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Fight for DACA and support children without documentation

The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is under threat. The White House has announced that it intends to terminate the program soon. DACA has changed the lives of nearly 800,000 young people, including 17,300 Coloradans, …

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Threats to Affordable Care Act continue

The federal Affordable Care Act has survived a legislative attack, but threats live on as proposals to curb federal payments designed to keep premiums low continue. Currently, the Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that reduce the cost of insurance …

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Federal Health Update

A modified repeal of the Affordable Care Act failed to pass out of the U.S. Senate just before midnight mountain time last night. Republican Sens. Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski joined all of the Democratic senators in opposing …

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Senate’s Final Health Vote Tomorrow – Speak Up Now

A lot has happened in the U.S. Senate in the past few days with proposed repeals of the Affordable Care Act. Here is some context and explanation of what is expected to happen with health care legislation in the next …

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Federal threat to health care continues—keep speaking up

After a whirlwind week, the Senate Republicans are again gaining momentum in their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would jeopardize health insurance coverage and access to critical health services for kids in Colorado. Senate leaders hope to …

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Revised Senate health bill still devastating for kids in Colorado

Yesterday, leaders in the U.S. Senate released an updated version of a health reform bill and are planning to vote on the proposal next week. The revised version of the bill does not improve its devastating impact on kids in …

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