Take Action to Extend Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Congress has not yet taken action to extend funding for the CHIP program. Organizations all around Pennsylvania are sending a strong message to Congress to act quickly. Take action now at http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51288/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=23681. In the … Continued

Congressional Inaction Threatens PA Children’s Health Insurance

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-01/health-issues/congressional-inaction-threatens-pa-childrens-health-insurance/a60491-1 December 1, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Almost 9 million children and 370,000 pregnant women nationwide are covered by CHIP. (Eloisa/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Saturday marks the 25th anniversary … Continued

House Committee Approves Measure Condemning Child Pornography

Posted at https://www.pacatholic.org/house-committee-approves-measure-condemning-child-pornography/ November 22, 2017 The Health Committee within the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a resolution which condemns the free availability of pornography based on the public health hazard that it presents by harming children and families … Continued

Clergy: Sign Petition to Support CHIP by November 17 at Noon

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): We’re finally seeing positive movement on a potential bi-partisan agreement to re-authorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the 9 million low-income children who depend on it for their healthcare. Children’s healthcare is … Continued

Children Sue to Stop Climate Change

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-10/environment/children-sue-to-stop-climate-change/a60222-1 November 10, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A newly-filed lawsuit says rolling back climate protections endangers the lives of future generations. (Pezibear/Pixabay) PITTSBURGH – The federal government is ignoring … Continued

House Tax Bill’s Child Tax Credit Increase Excludes 315,000 Pennsylvania Children in Low-Income Working Families

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): House Republican leaders highlight an increase in the maximum value of the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) as their tax bill’s signature benefit for working families, but the provision completely excludes 315,000 … Continued

Urge Congress to Continue Funding for CHIP, Home Visits for Mothers

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): It’s shocking when you think about it. Gridlock and political games in Congress have resulted in both the Children’s Health Insurance and Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting programs (CHIP and MIECHV) to lapse. [1,2] *Sign … Continued

House CHIP Bill Cuts Public Health Services

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-06/health-issues/house-chip-bill-cuts-public-health-services/a60153-1 November 6, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Some states could begin sending CHIP termination notices by the end of November. (USAF/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen) HARRISBURG, Pa. – The House … Continued