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.

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 […]

Senate’s Final Health Vote Tomorrow – Speak Up Now

Senate’s Final Health Vote Tomorrow – Speak Up Now
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 27, 2017

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 day. Scroll to the bottom […]

Federal threat to health care continues—keep speaking up

Federal threat to health care continues—keep speaking up
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 21, 2017

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 vote early next week on […]

Revised Senate health bill still devastating for kids in Colorado

Revised Senate health bill still devastating for kids in Colorado
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 14, 2017

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 Colorado—especially kids in the most […]

Join us Sunday: Rally to protect health coverage!

Join us Sunday: Rally to protect health coverage!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 7, 2017

Please join us on Sunday, July 9 in Denver to rally against millions of Americans losing health care access. Our U.S. Senators return to Washington on July 10 to renew the debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Medicaid. The last proposal we […]

Federal health bill delayed—but keep up the pressure

Federal health bill delayed—but keep up the pressure
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: June 30, 2017

This week, the U.S. Senate delayed the vote on their health reform bill until sometime after the weeklong July Fourth recess. It’s clear that constituent calls and letters are having an impact. However, despite this delay, the Senate proposal could still pass, as Senate Republicans negotiate with their […]

Federal health vote delayed—keep up the pressure

Federal health vote delayed—keep up the pressure
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 28, 2017

Thank you for calling! Keep it up. Thank you for your calls! The Senate has delayed the vote on their health reform bill until after the July Fourth recess. But there’s still work to do. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate delayed the vote on their health […]

Senate Version of Health Reform Jeopardizes Colorado Kids

Senate Version of Health Reform Jeopardizes Colorado Kids
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 23, 2017

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 not enough time to allow […]