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Paul Simon and Irwin Redlener on Morning Joe msnbcOn Thursday, September 27, Children’s Health Fund co-founders Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener were guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the state of children’s health in America. While the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will ensure millions of additional children will have access to health insurance, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will get the care they deserve. As Dr. Redlener states, “the consequences of not getting [children] the health care they need…will be an unfolding disaster that will not only affect our present, but our future.” 

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Children’s Health Fund will mark its 25th anniversary milestone in a big way—with a star-studded benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, October 4! CHF co-founder Paul Simon will be joined on stage by his wife Edie Brickell, and friends Rubén Blades and Luba Mason, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers , Sting and Trudie Styler, James Taylor and Caroline Taylor, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Stevie Wonder and Aisha Morris at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Tickets are still available and can be found on Ticketmaster.

Ho-Chunk Nation Mobile Clinic for Kids

Under sunny skies, a dedication dance and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Ho-Chunk Nation Labor Day Pow-Wow on September 1 set the stage for healthier children in Ho-Chunk Nation. Children's Health Fund unveiled it's newest program and 50th "doctor's office on wheels" with the launch of the Ho-Chunk Nation Children's Health Project.

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PBS news program NEED TO KNOW reports on Children’s Health Fund and its innovative efforts to combat the devastating impact of obesity on children in the low-income families we serve in the South Bronx.

CHF co-founder Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell will headline a star-studded 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Radio City Music Hall this October 4th as reported by the New York Post's Page Six. Other families joining Paul and Edie to help raise money for children's health are spouses James Taylor and Caroline Taylor, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond as well as Stevie Wonder and his daughter Aisha Morris.  More special guests are in store, so continue to check the CHF Annual Benefit page for additional updates!

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.