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Support for LB 1160 – Data system improvements for DHHS

February 8, 2012 To: Members of the Health and Human Services Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 1160 – Data System Improvements for Child Welfare Services...

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Support for LB 1129 – Insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorders

February 7, 2012 To: Members of the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee From: Caitlin Pardue, Policy Associate – Behavioral Health Re: Support for LB 1129 – Provide requirements for insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorders...

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Restore prenatal care press conference

Yesterday, health, faith and education groups from across the state gathered in the Capitol Rotunda today to urge the State Legislature to make healthy babies a priority this session.  In 2010, almost 1,600 low-income women lost access to prenatal care coverage under Medicaid.  The groups urged the Legislature to pass…...

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Bills, Hearings, and Fiscal Notes – Oh My!

The month of January has flown by here at Voices for Children. With so many of the services that serve our mostvulnerable children and families in crisis, we’ve been burning the midnight oil to make sure kids’ voices are heard in Lincoln on any number of issues. During the session…...

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Prenatal Care Matters for a Lifetime

In this year’s Kids Count in Nebraska report, I wrote about the importance of investing in early childhood, because those first few years in a child’s life can have an enormous impact in the long-run. Kids who struggle – in one way or another – before the age of 8 are likely…...

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Help make healthy babies a priority this session

In 2010, 1,600 low-income women lost access to prenatal care through Medicaid, leaving them without the critical care that would help their baby be born as healthy as possible. With your help, we can restore this coverage through LB 599. Help make healthy babies a priority this session There are…...

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Support for LB 1090 – Summer Food Programs

January 31, 2012 To: Education Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1090 to provide one-time grant funding for Summer Food Programs...

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Support for LB 1020 – the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act

January 31, 2012 To: Education Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1020 , the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act...

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Medicaid: An essential safety net

  Medicaid provides an essential safety net for low-income children, the elderly and disabled.  The program is funded jointly by both federal and state government and covers over 200,000 Nebraskans. Many people walk a tight rope between health and illness.  Medicaid is an important safety net set to catch the…...

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Health care access eludes kids of color

Part of advocating for Nebraska’s children means figuring out which kids are most likely to be crying out, but are least likely to be heard. Data helps us do this. When we look at numbers in areas like health insurance coverage, we can see that those figures can look really…...

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