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IN THE NEWS: This is the nightmare scenario for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Vox)

| October 27, 2017 |

From Vox: This was the worst-case scenario for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. In mid-September, I spoke with some prominent advocates, and they had


In the News: Three weeks and counting: As Congress dithers on children’s health program, more states face crisis (LA Times)

| October 25, 2017 |

From the LA Times: Congress has hardly slathered itself with glory in its current session, but among its most shameful failures surely is its


In the News: Roy Moore Once Compared Preschool To Nazi-Style Indoctrination

| October 12, 2017 |

From The Huffington Post: Many states and localities are looking to expand the availability of preschool, but Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore apparently believed


In the News: The GOP’s Struggles to Re-Authorize CHIP Is a Devastating Indictment

| September 28, 2017 |

From THE NEW REPUBLIC: On Tuesday, health care activists and Democrats celebrated the defeat of Graham-Cassidy, the GOP’s third attempt to repeal Obamacare since


In the News: 9 million kids get insurance through CHIP. Congress is about to let its funding expire.

| September 27, 2017 |

From Vox: On September 30, funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expires. After Republicans took a rushed and ultimately failed run at repealing


In the News: Clock ticking down on children’s health funding

| September 18, 2017 |

From The Hill: BY NATHANIEL WEIXEL – 09/17/17 07:30 AM EDT WASHINGTON–Differences between the House and Senate ahead could threaten funding for a program that


In the News: Kids Fest event in WV mixes education, fun

| September 18, 2017 |

From the West Virginia Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON – While it may have appeared that Kids Fest was all about fun and games, organizers of Sunday’s


In the News: Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S.

| September 13, 2017 |

Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Life improved overall in America in 2016, as income rose while poverty decreased, and the


In the News: Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

| September 6, 2017 |

Will Congress Continue Health Care for 9 Million Children? (NPR) A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower-


In the News: Push to simplify taxes is on but don’t touch some deductions

| September 1, 2017 |

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), of which First Focus is a member, was cited in an article about plans to overhaul the tax