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CHIP Bill Introduced in Senate: Congress must act quickly!

As mentioned in our blog last week, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as FAMIS in Virginia, provides health insurance coverage to 123,256 low-income children and 1,146 pregnant women in…

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The Clock is Ticking: Congress must act quickly to extend CHIP funding

Together, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as FAMIS in Virginia, provide critical health coverage to more than 720,000 children in Virginia. These programs work hand-in-hand and…

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Social Media Days of Action March 15th-18th- #KeepKidsCoveredVA

Help us amplify the message that we must preserve health insurance coverage for the 95% of Virginia children that have it today. We ask you to take part in a…

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How the new federal health care legislation hurts kids: Medicaid cuts

This week in Congress, Republicans unveiled their plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their effort, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was introduced and quickly…

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Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance For Virginia’s Kids: Part 2

A summary of this post is available in our publication “Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance for Virginia’s Children.” For many years, Congressional Republicans have talked of changing the way Medicaid…

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Federal choices threaten health insurance for Virginia’s kids: Part 1

A summary of this post is available in our publication “Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance for Virginia’s Children.” President Trump and leaders in Congress have made it a priority to…

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Share Your Story- Child Care, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Health & Mental Health

As we prepare to speak up for kids at the Virginia General Assembly and in Washington we need help from you to share your story or the stories of families…

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Federal Wins for Early Childhood Education

The first two weeks of December have brought big wins at the federal level for early childhood education. Last week, the reauthorization of the Early and Secondary Education Act (now…

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FAMIS: A Success Story That’s in Jeopardy

***UPDATE*** 1/6/15    Sign on letter for organizations supporting extension of funding for FAMIS FAMIS, the public health insurance program for low-income families, along with Medicaid, has helped reduce the number…

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Voices Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Funding for Children’s Services

Yesterday, June 26th, Voices Acting Executive Director Margaret Nimmo Crowe, along with First Focus President Bruce Lesley, delivered testimony and responded to questions from the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on…

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