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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.
Jon Gould, Deputy Director, testified to the state House Ways and Means Committee during the one-day special session on December 11th, 2010.
Dental disease is a serious but preventable problem for kids. It is the most common childhood disease, affecting five times as many children as asthma. Too many kids in Washington suffer from poor oral health, causing pain that hurts kids’ ability to learn, eat, and be healthy for their entire lives. Learn more.
Las elecciones están ya ante nosotros y éstas pueden ser algo bueno en medio de estos tiempos difíciles económicos, pero también podrían empeorar las cosas. El Children’s Alliance ha tomado una postura sobre seis de las medidas en las papeletas que tienen la posibilidad de beneficiar o de dañar a los niños.
In the 2010 legislative session, the legislature approved a new public-private matching fund for home visiting, called the Home Visiting Services Account. The Account was established in the budget which can be found here. The legislature started off the fund with $500,000 (which included $200,000 in new state funds), which will then be matched by Thrive by Five Washington, the state’s public-private partnership for early learning.
Children's Alliance opposes Initiative 1107, an initiative to the state ballot in 2010. 1107 rolls back revenue that is supporting critical health and education services in Washington State. The campaign to oppose Initiative 1107 released this statement in response to the State's analysis of the financial implications of Iniative 1107.
This document contains all of the information you'll need to talk to everyone from policy makers and reporters to your neighbors and friends.