Finish Line & Narrative State Resources

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Program Materials

Finish Line Coalition logos – Arkansas
About the Finish Line Coalition One Pager – Arkansas
Finish Line Coalition Multi-Page Brochure – Arkansas
Outreach One Pager with Contacts – Arkansas
Program Changes Brief – Wisconsin
Health Care and Child Poverty Brief – Wisconsin
Top Five Reasons to Support RIte Care – Rhode Island
RIte Care Results – Rhode Island

Media Materials


BadgerCare a success story, by Jim Moeser, Lynn Breedlove, and David Rieme, Wasau Daily Herald, 12.2.09
Health reform should leave no child uncovered, by Amy N. Swanson, Akron Beacon Journal, 10.4.09
Will health-care reform hurt Washington kids? by Lynne K. Varner, Seattle Times, 7.29.09
Continuity of care is critical for children, by Jim Shira, Denver Post, 5.23.09
A balanced budget will spur recovery, by Dana Wolfe Naimark, John Wright, Tim Schmaltz and Scott Washburn, Arizona Republic, 5.19.09
How to keep your children safe and healthy, by Danny Gilmore, Bakersfield Californian, 5.19.09
Passing health care bill continues ‘visionary’ effort, by State Sen. Jack Hatch, Des Moines Register, 5.1.09
Legislature on right track for kids, by Kevin C. Moriarty, San Antonio Express, 5.4.09
State now can expand health care, help children, by James K. Lace, Statesman Journal (OR), 5.4.09
Seize opportunity to meet Obama’s commitment to insure all children, by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), The Hill, 4.23.09
State should not turn off health care spigot, by Don Brennan and Abbi Kaplan, Seattle Times, 4.21.09
Protecting our children during the downturn, by Michelle Hughes, Leland (NC) Tribune, 3.5.09
Peaceful Revolution: Healthcare Coverage for Kids, Lifesavers for Families, by Anita Sarah Jackson, HuffingtonPost, 3.11.09
Legislature must act quickly on SCHIP, by Larry James, Dallas Morning News, 2.13.09
Economy threatens children’s health, by Dr. Thomas Hansen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2.8.09
Insure all kids, by Carrie Fitzgerald, Des Moines Register
Insure all kids, by Jack Hatch, Des Moines Register
Maintain critical services, by Charlie Bruner, Des Moines Register
KidsCare supporters deserve thanks, Tucson Citizen 7.23.08
KidsCare works for Arizona, Arizona Republic 6.7.08
Independence from health cost worries, La Crosse Tribune 7.2.08

 Letters to the Editor

Moms Rising – California
Children’s health care – Washington
Summer holiday – Utah
Enrollment event – Illinois
Supporting SCHIP – Ohio


 California should limit health care cuts, San Jose Mercury News, 5.13.10
Sounding the right note for healthy Oregon kids, Oregonian, 8.4.09
We all benefit from insuring Texas children, Bryan Eagle, 5.10.09
Smart money spent on CHIP, The Waco Tribune, 4.29.09
The school district focuses on kids without health insurance, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 3.27.09
Legislators can help unemployed, kids, Wichita Eagle, 3.22.09
Stimulus funding a huge help to state, Wichita Eagle, 3.2.09
CHIP in; State should expand kids health care, Salt Lake Tribune, 2.26.09
Stimulus is the right medicine for Missouri now, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2.19.09
First, the SCHIP Expansion, Akron Beacon Journal 1.14.09
ARKids First needs expanding, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 10.26.08
CHIP is necessary safety net for kids, Salt Lake Tribune 11.8.08

News Stories

Corzine says tax-return tactic helps children in low-income families get health benefits, Newark Star-Ledger, 10.2.09
Growth seen in kid-insurance programs, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 9.16.09
25.1% of Texans uninsured, Census report finds, Dallas Morning News 9.11.09
Report: 7 percent of R.I.’s children are uninsured, Providence Journal, 9.10.09
Culver calls for continuing health care expansion, AP, 7.14.09
Parents testify on kids’ insurance burdens, Cincinnati Enquirer, 6.16.09
Children’s health care legislation touted; State and federal dollars will fund effort to insure 30,000 Iowa children, Ottumwa Courier, 6.12.09
Health care reform bills clear Oregon Legislature, Portland Oregonian 6.11.09
Plan expands health-insurance coverage, Salem Statesman Journal (OR), 5.29.09
Bill expanding health plan signed, Des Moines Register, 5.20.09
Prayer service kicks off week-long uninsured awareness campaign, Shreveport Times, 3.24.09
Kids add health care, but not adults; Big job losses mean more grown-ups losing coverage, Columbus Dispatch, 3.16.09
Iowa closes in on health coverage for most kids, Associated Press, 2.28.09 


Expansion Thank You Print Ad – Kansas
Expansion Thank You Print Ad – Arkansas

Back to School Radio Spot – Arkansas (.mp3)

Governor Hunstman TV Spot – Utah (.wmv)

Talk Radio Interview Transcript – Arizona

TV Interview Transcript – Utah

Print Ad – Arkansas

Policy Maker Outreach

Memo to Legislators: It’s Simple: RIte Care Works – Rhode Island
Healthy Families (CHIP) Budget Fact Sheet – California
Policy Brief on Status of Children’s Insurance – Rhode Island
Children’s Coverage Issue Brief – Ohio
Every Child by 2010 Report – Washington
Crossing the Finish Line Report – Arkansas


Healthier Kids, Stronger Families, & A Better Future for California: Success Stories about Covering Uninsured Children (video)
Story Pamphlet – California
Authorization Form – Illinois

SCHIP Birthday Event

CHIP Timeline – Utah
CHIP Enrollment History – Utah
CHIP Fun Factiods – Utah