Child Health Care

Yes, Promise The Children, working with many others, succeeded in protecting a portion of children’s health care by stalling the demise of our Affordable Care Act. Now, we must renew the expanded Children’s Health Care Program (CHIP) that covers about 10 million more children. Also, we have not yet protected our children’s access to safe childcare and food. The new tax bill increases deficit spending. Our Republican Congressmen and women will be asking for cuts to children’s programs to offset read more…

Posted: December 26, 2017 in: Child Health Care, Child Hunger, Childcare

U.S. Gun Violence results in more than 17,000 American children and teens being shot each year. An estimated 46 youths are shot daily resulting in 7 deaths. These deaths include accidental deaths, suicide,domestic violence and mass gun violence. To address gun violence, The Brady Bill was signed into law in 1993. This law requires background checks before sales by federally licensed dealers. The background checks are used to prevent “dangerous” individuals from purchasing guns. “Dangerous” individuals are defined by law. However, unchecked sales read more…

Posted: October 15, 2017 in: Child Health Care, Curb Gun Violence

Bad News: Tell your Senator this week what you think about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. This bill would: (from CREDO).  End employer-provided health coverage for many Americans. Eliminate subsidies that help middle- and low-income people purchase health plans. Dramatically cut funding to support states’ Medicaid costs and allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, an attack that could leave millions of people with disabilities and low-income families without health coverage. Give states the power to remove more expensive health services read more…

Posted: September 20, 2017 in: Child Health Care, Child Poverty

“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”, said Frederick Douglas more than 150 years ago. Today he would add women. He would know that children are born with millions of disconnected brain cells and that most cells connect in the first five years of life. These connections don’t just happen. The full attention of parents, teachers, and caretakers is required so the infant can become a strong child who can cope with kindergarten and beyond. U.S. read more…

Posted: March 29, 2017 in: Child Health Care, Child Poverty, Preschool

Tell our congress, “don’t cut access to health care for all by shifting the burden of providing Medicaid health care for the poor back to the states”. This is not a viable option.You can sign a letter to congress from Mom’s Rising  here: Or you can ask that a post card be sent to your Senator by clicking here. At present the costs of the Medicaid program are shared between the federal government and the states. The amount of funding a read more…

Posted: March 21, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Health Care, Child Poverty

The government is a lousy parent. Pro-life Republicans have enacted laws restricting birth control and abortion. Pro-life folks believe that the fetus and its beginnings are sacred. Their concern stops there. They do not care about nurturing a baby, a toddler or raising a child. Many believe that the fetus is sacred, but the baby is born for a life sin and suffering.   This allows the republicans in certain states to legislate when birth should occur and to cut read more…

The Republicans are on the way to making “America Great Again”.  Is this a plan to make America even more beneficial to wealthy white men? Many extremely rich white American men are being appointed to high positions in our government. Some of them espouse white supremacy. They show no empathy for those who are not wealthy. What a contrast to President Lincoln who brought people with different ideologies together to govern for the benefit of all citizens.   During the read more…

Posted: February 10, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Health Care

Repealing CHIP and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a Medicaid block grant will ration health care, and limit those covered. Nearly 30 million will lose CHIP and Medicaid health insurance. CHIP covers around 8 million children. Expanded Medicaid covers 20 million more people. Tell your federal legislator “Do not change Medicaid into a block grant. Health insurance for all really matters.” Stay in close touch with your Congresswo(men).   Enter 520-200-2223 on your cell and receive your Congressswo(men’s)phone numbers. Here is read more…

Posted: February 7, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Health Care, Child Poverty

The Affordable Health Care Act or ACA increased affordable health insurance for 20 million people. Many are lower salaried families with children. President Elect Trump and members of Congress, present and future, want to change ACA. ACA was enacted during President Obama’s administration. Some folks don’t want to pay for other people’s health insurance. But minimum wage is so low that many workers have been left in the lurch. Without ACA, they would have to depend on expensive emergency ward care, or read more…

Posted: November 15, 2016 in: Child Health Care, Child Poverty

Low-waged single parent(s) cannot pay market rate for child care. Many children are in risky situations where they are neglected or abused.  Some are lucky enough to have a relative or neighbor to provide care. Some are supported by childcare vouchers or are in Head Start. A minimum waged single parent working 40 hours weekly may be earning as much as $15,080 annually. This is below the Federal poverty line. The median income in the United States is estimated at $51,939. This is read more…

Posted: September 26, 2016 in: Child Health Care, Child Literacy, Child Poverty, Preschool


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