KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

This is it. Call now to save health care for kids and pregnant women

This is it. Call now to save health care for kids and pregnant women
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 28, 2017

It all ends on Saturday. On Sept. 30, funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has allowed 8.9 million kids nationally to access quality affordable health care, ends. And with that end comes the end to access to quality, affordable health care. In […]

We urge Congress to stand with Dreamers

Advovacy
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 22, 2017

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 for hundreds of thousands of […]

Call Congress and tell them to save kids’ health care!

Call Congress and tell them to save kids’ health care!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 22, 2017

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 save the popular and successful […]

ALERT: Take action to support CHIP

ALERT: Take action to support CHIP
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: September 15, 2017

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 for the vital and successful […]

Fight for DACA and support children without documentation

Fight for DACA and support children without documentation
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 1, 2017

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, who have lived in the […]

Threats to Affordable Care Act continue

Threats to Affordable Care Act continue
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: August 18, 2017

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 for people purchasing health insurance […]

Federal Health Update

Federal Health Update
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 28, 2017

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 the bill. Our Colorado senators […]