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Kids Count Notes: Upward Trend in Child Well-Being, Big States Still Rank Low, and Fears of Census Undercount

The 2018 Kids Count Databook, an annual assessment of state and national performance on indicators of child well-being, was published today. The report, which you can click here to read, has been produced by the Annie E.

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One Month of Spending, Years of Child Welfare Reform

The continuing resolution (CR) signed by President Donald Trump this morning funds the government until March 23. But it changed the landscape of federal child welfare funding for the foreseeable future.


More than a Million Kids Could Lose Health Coverage Next Month if Congress Fails to Fund CHIP

Despite new indications that renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could actually save the federal government money, Congress has yet to pass a reauthorization of the program. Nearly 1.7 million out of the 9 million children served by CHIP each year could lose healthcare coverage by the end of February if Congress fails to pass legislation to reauthorize the program, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.

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At Year’s End, Many Youth-Related Programs and Policies On The Line

As the calendar year ends, Congress is poised to head home after the likely passage of a massive tax reform package today. But with less than two full weeks left in 2017, a lot of programs and policies important to youth and families are in limbo.

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Western States Now Face Immediate CHIP Cliff

Fun fact: The massive overhaul of health care proposed in the Graham-Cassidy bill was actually structured as a reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was established in the 1990s to cover children who were not eligible for Medicaid, but whose parents could not afford insurance for them. 

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What Child Welfare Programs are in Trouble if ObamaCare’s Repealed?

One thing we have learned since the election of Donald Trump last week is that he may be open to modifying his campaign promise to entirely repeal and then replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


    How Foster Care Support Can Boost Mental Health When Life-Skills Classes Are Not Enough

    By Darian Woods New research suggests that supporting foster youths’ transition to adulthood is important to protect against mental illness. Help navigating the administration of life, such as how to buy health insurance, balance a checkbook or prepare for a job interview may be associated with stronger mental health decades later.


    Fact Sheet: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    While CHIP is authorized through 2019, funding for CHIP will virtually disappear in 2015. Funding for CHIP must be continued until at least 2019 so states can keep children enrolled in child-appropriate health coverage without gaps or loss of coverage entirely.


    Affordable Care Act Mandates Scare Some Youth Orgs, Others Say They’re Ready

    by Ryann Blackshere and John Kellly The deadline for large employers in the youth and family services field to comply with the mandates of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is nearing.