Colorado Public Radio By: Markian Hawryluk As a teenager, Paulina Castle struggled for years with suicidal thoughts. When her mental health was at its most fragile, she would isolate herself, spending days in her room alone. “That’s the exact thing that makes you feel significantly worse,” the 26-year-old Denver woman said. “It creates a cycle […]
Today, we released a new issue brief focusing on how radically restructuring federal financing of the Medicaid program by converting it to a block grant or a per capita cap would impose large, negative pressures on state budgets. That, in turn, could lead to significant reductions in state funding of K-12 education, which would result […]
U.S. News By: Gaby Galvin Efforts to curb the country’s maternal mortality crisis through policy change have, like most issues, taken a back seat to the coronavirus pandemic. … … In an ironic twist, though, the pandemic’s economic crisis has also likely kept some new mothers on Medicaid longer than they normally would have been eligible. […]
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Introduction States now face large and growing budget deficits due to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. In turn, school districts are bracing for substantial cuts to state funding of K-12 education. These funding cuts, however, would likely be even deeper if the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans had succeeded in radically restructuring federal financing […]