Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

WE'RE IN THE NEWS: STATE GETS EXTRA $7.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS

The Children's Alliance continues to obtain coverage surrounding the announcement that Washington won a $7.5 million "performance bonus" for the state's health insurance program for low- and moderate-income kids. The extra money, which the Children's Alliance worked hard to help the state secure, can and should be used to stop 16,000 kids from losing Apple Health for Kids coverage.

The Olympian article quotes Jon Gould, deputy director of the Children’s Alliance, who called on lawmakers to:

"Use this funding to fully protect the Apple Health for Kids program. A performance bonus that recognizes Washington for doing a great job of making sure children have health coverage will help the state continue progress toward the goal of covering all kids by 2010," Gould said.

Read the full article here.

Listen to the Northwest Public Radio story here.