Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

We're in the news: Community clinics worry about proposed cuts in health care

The Bellingham Herald published a story about the dramatic impacts of the health care cuts proposed by Governor Gregoire in her budget released December 18th. The article quotes Children's Alliance lobbist Teresa Mosqueda as well as medical providers who are struggling to meet the health care needs of under- and un-insured kids and families in Washington.

"It's a hard pill to swallow,' said Teresa Mosqueda, who handles advocacy and legislative relations for the Children's Alliance, which pushed for the 2007 law that established the state's Apple Health for Kids program. Instead of the expansion, the governor's budget has held the line at children whose families make 250 percent or less of the federal poverty level.

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