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The candidates are finally talking about poverty


But VP Candidate Paul Ryan, while recognizing the issue, makes proposals that point 180 degrees in the wrong direction. Leaders of child advocacy, including Mark Shriver of Save the Children, Bruce Lesley of First Focus Campaign for Children, and Irwin Redlener of Children's Health Fund are quoted expressing their dismay in this Washington Post piece by Jonathan Capehart. Shredding the safety net would "put the nation's future at risk," Capehart writes. What we need is a compassionate and practical response -- not hypocrisy and political posturing. Read the article »

How Will the Election Affect Health Care for Children


Fox News Radio's Alan Colmes Show Oct. 19, 2012

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President of Children's Health Fund, discusses how the election will affect health care for children.

Children and Poverty Still Not Part of the Discussion


NPR's Tell Me More Oct 19, 2012

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President of Children's Health Fund, joined Michel Martin, host of NPR's TELL ME MORE to discuss what's missing in the political conversation.

"...the number of people in poverty includes about 17 million children. That amounts to basically 22 percent of children who are in the United States."

CHF's President Discusses Child Poverty on MSNBC's Jansing & Co


Aired on October 16, 2012

Dr. Irwin Redlener, president of Children’s Health Fund, joined anchor Christine Jansing on October 16 to discuss the responses by President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney to a letter sent by him and five other child advocacy leaders asking presidential candidates about their plans to deal with child poverty.  

CHF Co-founders Join MSNBC’s Morning Joe to Discuss the State of Children’s Health


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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