In Defense of Children

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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.

Block Grant Funding Threatens Medicaid

On July 30th Medicaid turns 54! For more than fifty years, the guarantee of Medicaid has been a lifeline for tens of millions of children, people with disabilities and low-income seniors. Today, it is the largest health insurer for our nation’s children, providing comprehensive, affordable health coverage for more than 1 in 3 children, including nearly half of children with special health care needs.

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