Media Coverage

Lack Of Insurance Exposes Blind Spots In Vision Care

Kaiser Health News By: Michelle Andrews Every day, a school bus drops off as many as 45 children at a community eye clinic on Chicago’s South Side. Many of them are referred to the clinic after failing vision screenings at their public schools. … Falling through the cracks is not an uncommon problem when it […]

Trump Administration cools on Mississippi Medicaid work requirements

Mississippi Today By: Larrison Campbell For months, Mississippi’s application for a program that would require certain Medicaid recipients to work has been considered a lock by supporters and opponents of the program. … Last month, Georgetown University released a detailed report on the effects of these work requirements to Medicaid beneficiaries. Joan Alker, executive director […]

Editorial: Using sick children to cut the deficit

Herald Tribune The president and his budget director propose to rescind $15 billion in expenditures authorized by Congress — including $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program — in order to ensure the federal government “spends precious taxpayer dollars in the most efficient, effective manner possible.” … Part of the funding targeted for “rescission” […]

CHIP and Deficit Reduction

Healthcare Dive By: Les Masterson Congress included the CHIP reauthorization as part of the two-year budget deal to avert a shutdown. This came after months of debate, discussions and fears about whether Congress would reauthorize the program for low-income children and families. … In a new blog post, Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown […]

Trump Administration Wants to Clawback CHIP Funding

ThinkProgress By: Rebekah Entralgo The Trump administration is set to ask Congress to claw back $15 billion in federal spending. If passed, it would be the largest “rescission” package passed in American history. … According to Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, the rescission package cuts funds for two CHIP accounts: $5.1 billion authorized […]