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CNN September 16, 2009

CHF Co-Founders, major pediatric provider groups and Congressional Leaders came together on the Capital Lawn to underscore the importance of health care reform for children.

Four years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region, unresolved conflicts among state, federal and health sector players have paralyzed the decision-making process, holding up community reconstruction and the development of plans to rebuild the devastated health care system of New Orleans, while families wait for vital medical services to get up to speed.

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CNN August 11, 2009

Randy Christensen, MD, Medical Director of CHF's Phoenix Children's Health Project is featured on CNN and answers questions about the current health care reform proposals.

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Ronnie Devoe, Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell of R&B group Bel Biv Devoe spent an afternoon with staff and families at the Children's Health Fund's Mississippi Gulf Coast Children's Health Project in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The group learned about the program's mobile bus units which treats children in the three coastal counties and also provide mental health services.

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On August 4th, Dr. Redlener, MD testifies before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about disaster recovery and the unresolved conflicts among state, federal and health sector players that have paralyzed the decision-making process while families wait for vital medical services to get up to speed.

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Dr. Irwin Redlener, Co-Founder and President of the Children’s Health Fund, discusses the Marist Poll’s findings on health insurance in the United States and shares his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s health care plan and the future of health care in the country.  
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CBS Evening News May 28, 2009

CBS Reports special series "Children of the Recession" features Children's Health Fund's Austin program and family impacted by loss of insurance and health care for their children. 

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Recession Leaves Many Children Uninsured. (PDF) »
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Children's Health Fund Co-Founder Irwin Redlener, MD answers questions in USA Today about the recession's effect on children, CHF's National Initiative 'Kids Can't Wait', services provided by CHF, and more. 

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At a benefit for the Children's Health Fund in New York. Paul Simon climbed onstage with his homey Willie Nelson to perform the Hank Williams gem "Hey, Good Lookin'." 
Rolling Stone Magazine June 25 2009

Over 800 people attended the Children’s Health Fund's 2009 Annual Benefit that raised more than $1.5 million, exceeding our goal.  The event included a performance by Willie Nelson, with a special appearance by Paul Simon.

This year’s event honored Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Steve Hemsley, President and CEO, UnitedHealth Group, and CHF Board Member Skip Keesal. 
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Inspired by CHF Co-Founder Irwin Redlener, MD, CBS News and USA Today have launched a week-long series "Children of the Recession."  CBS previously covered the launch of CHF's National Initiative 'Kids Can't Wait,' a campaign to raise awareness of the impact of the economic crisis on health care access for children.

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Read the CBS News/USA Today poll»