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Viewpoints and analysis from the CDF Policy team on issues impacting children. CDF’s policy advocacy focuses on the whole child because children don’t come in pieces. We seek to end child poverty and give every child a healthy start, a quality early childhood experience, a level education playing field, safe families and communities free from violence—with special attention to children involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.







2020-03-03T11:08:15-05:00

Tennessee Proposal to Restructure Its Medicaid Program Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

Tennessee released a plan last Tuesday to fundamentally restructure its Medicaid program, known as TennCare. If the proposal were to be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the state would become the first in the country to convert Medicaid to a block grant and this would set a dangerous precedent for other states to follow suit.

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2019-09-24T15:28:03-05:00

Perpetuating cruelty, the Trump Administration won’t provide flu vaccines to migrant children and families

Within the same week that the Trump Administration released two new final rules that perpetuate cruelty to immigrant children and families, news broke that the administration is not vaccinating migrant children or families they are detaining, and has no plans to do so ahead of the next flu season.

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