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Statement on Supreme Court Decision

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The Children’s Health Fund commends the Supreme Court for ruling in favor of the Administration and its efforts to maintain access to health insurance for millions of Americans. The King v. Burwell decision will ensure that the children and families who now benefit from the coverage provided through the Affordable Care Act continue to have access to affordable health care in all states.

Samsung Innovation Center Bridges the Health Care Gap for Children in Poverty

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Access to health insurance is improving across America, but low-income families still face many barriers to health care. That’s according to the first white paper produced by our exciting new technology partnership, the Samsung Innovation Center at Children’s Health Fund.

Doctors Make House Calls on the Hill

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Children’s Health Fund went to Washington this past April with its annual national conference on Capitol Hill. 

Our medical professionals fanned out across Capitol Hill to carry their message to Congress.  Our teams made 57 visits to congressional offices, meeting with senators, congressmen as well as chiefs of staff, legislative directors, health and education legislative aides.

Red Nose Day Coverage Highlights Children's Health Fund

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Red Nose Day, the wildly popular British TV fundraising event that just made its American debut, featured a story about Children's Health Fund. In it, Blake Shelton, a star of NBC's The Voice, spent time with staff and patients aboard our Los Angeles mobile clinic. But that was just a fraction of the exposure we received as a Red Nose Day partner! Here's more:

Health Hero in the Schoolyard

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The first person students see as they pour into the Eagle School most mornings is Barbara Alicea—laughing, doling out hugs, and chatting in a rapid-fire patter in the lobby.

“Hello Miss Fashionista!” she calls out to a youngster with elaborate beaded braids. “You’re looking nice today!” She greets others with a sunny “Buenos días, good morning!”

Hope for the Homeless

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Just as Ana* and her toddler son, Robert, were finally breathing a sigh of relief after having settled into a family homeless shelter, the young mother received a letter saying their public assistance case had been closed. Ana feared she and the baby would be forced into the streets and this heightened her existing depression and anxiety …

A Laser-Like Focus on Health Barriers to Learning

Irwin Redlener, MD

For almost three decades, Children’s Health Fund has been bringing mobile pediatric clinics to schools across the country so kids in need can have access to health care. Our goal has always been to make sure that children are healthy, so they can learn and thrive. But time and again, we were seeing health conditions—like vision problems and asthma that are readily treated and resolved—hold kids back in the classroom.

Subtracting Health Problems from Learning

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Kids have a job to do, and that is going to school and doing their best so they can succeed in life. But not all kids are ready for this job. Children raised in poverty often lack access to health care, meaning they go to school with untreated health problems, or they stay home sick and miss critical class time.

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