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Defunding Obamacare Would Be Terrible News for America’s Children

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President

Government shutdown is bad for children

Politics went wild this week, with 11th hour negotiations to prevent a government shutdown failing over lack of a budget agreement.  The single reason for the impasse is political disagreement over funding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And even as this debacle unfolds, a battle over the debt ceiling in the coming weeks threatens to raise the furor over funding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to new heights. 

A Healthy Future for Immigrant Children Is a Healthy Future for the Nation

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

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President Obama's Budget: Finally Good News (Mostly) for Kids

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

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Statement by Irwin Redlener, MD on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

“The president made a strong case for universal early education in America, along with raising the minimum wage. But his commitment to eliminate extreme poverty and save children from preventable deaths was focused on children of the world. All of this is, of course, laudable.

Barack Obama’s Second Term Signals New Hope for America’s Impoverished Children

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

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USA TODAY Op-Ed by Irwin Redlener and Paul Simon

Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President and Paul Simon, Co-founder

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Making the Most of President Obama's Re-election: Ending Child Poverty in America

Irwin Redlener, M.D.

On November 6, 2012, the country re-elected President Barack Obama to a second term. While the results of this election indicate that the country is still deeply divided politically, it is imperative that our leaders in Washington come together to move forward in making children a priority.

President Obama Goes on Record on Child Poverty

Missing From This Election
Irwin Redlener, MD, Co-founder and President

With 22% of children in America living in poverty, millions regularly go hungry and struggle for access to medical care and early education programs.  And these adversities may interfere with optimal brain growth in early childhood and learning impediments during school years. That’s why I have been helping organize an effort involving six of the nation’s leading child advocates to give voice to this critical issue.

Will Kids Make the Debate?

Kids don't vote, but their parents do.
Irwin Redlener, MD Co-Founder and President

They won’t be in a ring, and no punches will be thrown, but the sparring match between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan could shape up to be a heavyweight affair.  After the first presidential debate changed the contour of the race so dramatically, it will definitely be fascinating to see who comes out on top tonight - and how it affects the race overall.

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