The Colorado Children’s Campaign, an advocacy group known for its work on health and education issues, also characterized the ruling as “a major win for Colorado’s kids.”View Press Coverage
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It’s unlikely students who can’t afford the copay would be able to bring a lunch to school that is as nutritious as a hot lunch, said Erin Miller, vice president of health initiatives for Colorado Children’s Campaign.
“Districts that have a high number of kids that qualify for reduced-priced meals see a 20 percent decline in participation from fifth to sixth grade,” Miller told The Colorado Independent. “It’s clear that the copay is a barrier. So those kids are hungry.”View Press Coverage
Angelique Smith came from Lakewood, Colo., with her 5-year-old son, Malachi, hoping to persuade lawmakers to provide funds for the continuation of CHIP.View Press Coverage
But Erin Miller, vice president of health initiatives with the Colorado Children’s Campaign, says those reserves are almost tapped, and unless Congress restores funding, some 90,000 children and pregnant women who rely on the program annually could lose coverage.View Press Coverage
“The reason why some people like tax credits … really comes from the fact that you’re just declining revenue,” said Bill Jaeger, vice president of early childhood initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign. “You’re not necessarily building new government programs.”View Press Coverage
DENVER, Colo. – We continue to follow developments surrounding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP. Parents all across the state got a letter last month to tell them, funding for their child’s health insurance has run out.View Press Coverage