Posts for Children's Health

Taking Care of Business… and Children’s Health

Here at the New England Alliance for Children’s Health (NEACH), an initiative of Community Catalyst, we have long focused on regional coalition-building. It’s been our experience, since NEACH began back in 2006, that fostering new relationships within and

New Medicaid/CHIP Report Finds Program Eligibility Maintained Despite Economic Downturn

Despite difficult economic times, forty-nine states maintained or invested in expansions or improvements in their eligibility and enrollment policies for their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) in 2010. That’s the headline coming ou

New Year, New CHIPRA Performance Bonuses

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day was not a quiet one in the world of children’s health. On December 27, 2010, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that she had awarded 15 states 2010 Children’s Health Insurance P

Near-Universal Kids Coverage in Massachusetts: Lessons for the Nation

This week Massachusetts officials released the latest data from their 2010 state insurance survey. The survey provided continued good news: overall, 98.1 percent of all Massachusetts residents have health coverage. This compares to a national insurance ra

Investing in Our Children

Here at the New England Alliance for Children Health (NEACH), an initiative of Community Catalyst, we’re excited to announce the release of Insuring New England’s Children: An Advocacy Success Story. This new publication chronicles the New England states’

An Important (and Imperfect) Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passes

During this lame-duck session of Congress, the House of Representatives took action and, against the odds, passed the child nutrition reauthorization (CNR) bill. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (S. 3307), already passed by the Senate. First Lady

Notable News from the NEACH Children’s Health Care Summit 2010

On October 26, the New England Alliance for Children’s Health (NEACH), an initiative of Community Catalyst, held its annual Children’s Health Care Summit in Manchester, New Hampshire. The event brought together 90 of our state partners from across the reg

A New Push to Pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization

While there is no shortage of issues vying for the attention of Congress during the lame-duck session that begins this week, we believe reauthorizing the federal child nutrition programs should be near the top of the list. Before Congress headed into rece

Insurers behaving badly

You may have heard that many health insurers across the country (including several major insurers such as WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Cigna, and Humana) have been announcing the discontinuation of new child-only policies. These are insurance pro
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