Policy Papers & Issue Briefs

Letter to Sen. Patty Murray: protect kids in deficit talks

Created on: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 2:58pm

More than 60 partner organizations joined us in urging Sen. Patty Murray to protect kids in the course of federal debt negotiations. Read the letter.

Early learning recommendations: 2011-2013 conference budget

Created on: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 1:19pm

For a comprehensive look at all early learning programs affected in the 2011-2013 biennium, check out Children's Alliance's conference budget recommendations.

PRESS STATMENT: Senate budget cuts kids' health coverage, creates needless bureaucracy

Created on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 8:19am

The Children’s Alliance released the following statement today in response to Senate Bill 5929, which will limit enrollment in the state’s popular, successful, cost-effective health coverage program, Apple Health for Kids. Read it here. Read our statement here.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Senate budget cuts kids health coverage, creates needless bureaucracy

Created on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 8:19am

The Children’s Alliance released the following statement today in response to Senate Bill 5929, which will limit enrollment in the state’s popular, successful, cost-effective health coverage program, Apple Health for Kids. Read it here. Read our statement here.

Apple Health for Kids in the 44th legislative district

Created on: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 8:04am

One out of three kids in Snohomish County gets health care thanks to Apple Health for Kids. Read our fact sheet.

Fact sheet: Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 8:54am

Covering all kids made sense in good times; it makes even more sense in hard times. Apple Health for Kids — Washington’s children’s health insurance program  — is a proven success and a lifeline to struggling families during this Great Recession. Read our fact sheet on Apple Health for Kids.

Why we support mid-level dental providers

Created on: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 11:31am

HB 1310 would create a new, licensed mid-level dental provider to help improve access for low-income, uninsured, and disadvantaged Washingtonians who have untreated oral health needs. Our fact sheet counters some common myths and misperceptions about dental therapists. Download a copy.

Fact sheet: HB 1310

Created on: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:35am

Washington state faces a critical lack of access to oral health care. House Bill 1310 offers the opportunity to bring quality, affordable dental care to those most in need. Here's how.

Protegiendo el Programa de Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:43am

Apple Health for Kids es un seguro médico integral para los niños del Estado de Washington. 

Los tiempos económicos difíciles están impactando los presupuestos familiares y también el presupuesto estatal.  La gobernadora y los legisladores de nuestro estado tienen el trabajo de equilibrar el presupuesto estatal.

La gobernadora ha propuesto un recorte para Apple Health for Kids lo que significaría que quitaría la cobertura a 27,000 niños y los dejaría sin acceso a tener un seguro médico accesible. 

Protecting Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:34am

What is Apple Health for Kids?

Apple Health for Kids is a comprehensive health insurance plan for children in Washington State.

The tough economic times are impacting families’ budgets and the state’s budget as well.  The Governor has proposed a cut to Apple Health for Kids that would throw 27,000 children off of coverage and leave them without access to affordable health insurance.