Child Health Care

Supporting and Renewing CHIP

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

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: December 15, 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

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

Essential programs that help our Pre-K children may be cut by Federal Legislators in mid-December. Let’s help Pre-K children by raising our voices in unison to make a difference. Promise the Children supports funding for programs that help Pre-K children living in poverty. Families living on minimum wages cannot afford to pay for adequate health care, food, quality pre-K and, too often, even housing for their children. Both father and mother must work multiple jobs, and are not paid a living wage.   Contact read more…

Posted: December 7, 2015 in: Child Health Care, Child Hunger, Child Poverty, Preschool

Stand w. Planned Parenthood on Pink Out Day – 9/29/2015 – Cecile Richards says “78%+ of Planned Parenthood patients have yearly incomes at or below $37,000 or 150% of the federal poverty line for a family of four”. Planned Parenthood has 59 unique, locally governed affiliates nationwide that operate approximately 700 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities. These Planned Parenthood health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care — and the majority is preventive, primary care, which helps prevent read more…

Posted: September 26, 2015 in: Child Health Care, Child Poverty

Forty-three million of our U.S. workers have no paid sick leave. For them, the threat of homelessness looms large. These workers may be unskilled with intermittent and unscheduled part-time work. They may earn minimum wage that pays about one-half the cost of food, shelter and childcare. Employers must give time off for sickness without termination by the Family Leave Act, but not paid sick leave. Every worker, and his or her children and their grand parents experience illness. Children with a fever read more…

Posted: September 20, 2015 in: Child Health Care, Child Poverty

My husband, George, believed that women and men need unlimited access to information on sexuality and birth control so as to avoid abortion. He also believed in a woman’s right to choose abortion as a last resort. He understood the power of the sexual impulse that has peopled the world, and also the critical importance of a woman choosing the appropriate time for parenthood, even at the risk of abortion. George was a general surgeon for women, and he performed read more…

Posted: September 8, 2015 in: Child Health Care


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