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The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the essence of the Affordable Care Act is good news for America's children. With nearly 10 million children lacking health insurance and at least 15 million with insurance who experience other barriers to getting care, the ACA represents extraordinary progress toward the goal of making sure that no child is denied timely access to quality medical care.

Read Dr. Redlener's complete statement»

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder, Children's Health Fund answers questions on what's at stake and what it means for children.

Is there another way to make sure kids have access to health care -- whether or not the law stands?

Twenty years ago, Children’s Health Fund launched our South Florida Children’s Health Project (SFCHP) after Hurricane Andrew devastated the region, and we've been bringing comprehensive health care to kids and families ever since. 

Please join the Child Health Advocacy Community on March 21, 2012 at 8:00pm ET for a webinar: Children, the Court, and the Constitution: A Preview of Next Week’s Historic Oral Arguments.  Register by March 19 to participate, space is limited.  The webinar will provide a detailed overview of issues related to the Affordable Care Act that are being brought to the Supreme Court, and how the Court’s decision will impact the law's future and the millions of children and families affected by its provisions. 

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Congratulations to Orlando Teen Xpress Program, on being Award. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, a philanthropic affiliate of BCBSF, awards the Sapphire Award for recognition & promotion of excellence in non-profit community health programming in Florida.

Congratulations to Orlando Teen Xpress Program, on being Award. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, a philanthropic affiliate of BCBSF, awards the Sapphire Award for recognition & promotion of excellence in non-profit community health programming in Florida.

Huffington Post Feb. 2, 2012

Millions of children in the United States are living in poverty. In 25 states the child poverty rate is over 20% and growing. It is difficult to believe that, in the midst of an election year, the matter is not at the forefront of national debate. Dr. Irwin Redlener M.D., shares insights gained from 25 years of working with poor and homeless families on the matter.  Off the Radar: Why Does the National Political Dialogue Ignore the Impact of Long-Term Child Poverty on America's Future?

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New Rochelle Patch, 1/25/12

Sitting in the parking lot of Temple Israel of New Rochelle Tuesday was a big blue RV-like vehicle.  The "mobile medical clinic" is owned and operated by the Children's Health Fund, an organization that provides state-of-the-art health care to, among others, children housed in New York City homeless shelters and their families. 

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CBS 5 Nov 14, 2011

Dr. Randy Christensen, Medical Director of the Phoenix Children’s Health Project (PCHP) explains the campaign to help underpriviledged children. Dr. Christensen; co-founders Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener; along with five other doctors from all over the country lend their voices to Children's Health Fund's Appeal to Congress, a video letter that aims to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves: our children.

Participants in Starting Right gather around a blender to learn how to make a healthy snack. (Photo courtesy Sandra Arévalo)New York In Focus November 6, 2011  
By Edward Small

Dion Williams, Health Coordinator of Forest Houses’ elementary after-school program, was in trouble. He’d just walked into the Forest Houses Community Center with a late-afternoon snack and instantly found himself at the center of a chorus of disapproval. The reason? His meal. It had been deemed unhealthy.

“I’ve got corn!” Williams protested. “Corn and tofu. I’ve got string beans. String beans are healthy!”

At least it was progress. Williams’ accusers were the children enrolled in Starting Right, a pediatric obesity-prevention and treatment program run at Forest Houses in collaboration with The South Bronx Health Center For Children and Families, a program of The Children’s Health Fund and The Children’s Hospital of Montefiore.