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Health

April is National Minority Health Month!

  The CDC and HHS have named April National Minority Health Month. During this month, much attention is put on “raising public awareness about health and healthcare disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity.” Voices for Children began to address the issue…...

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Reauthorizing CHIP is Vitally Important for Children’s Futures

  Since its inception in 1997 and reform in 2009, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has made monumental gains in reaching children living in poverty across the nation and ensuring that they grow up to be healthy and successful adults. According to our Family Bottom Line Report, eligibility levels…...

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2015 Priority Legislation

Last Thursday was the final day for individual senators to choose their priority legislation designation for the 2015 session. Each senator may select one bill as his priority, each legislative committee may select two bills, and the Speaker can select up to 25 bills. For an entire list of 2015…...

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Why Medicaid Expansion Matters for Kids

  Many low-income Nebraskans still fall into the health insurance coverage gap in which they earn too high of an income to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough to be able to afford private health insurance. Many of those that fall in the coverage gap are also parents to…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 411, Increasing SNAP Gross Eligibility Limits

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 411 Testimony Yesterday, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 411, which raises gross income limits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Voices for Children supports LB 411 because it takes…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 572 and Efforts to Curtail Cyberbullying

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 572 Letter of Support This afternoon, Voices for Children Policy Associate Jenna Sutton submitted a letter of support for LB 572, which  tasks the state school security director with recommending a curriculum to assist school districts in preventing and responding to…...

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Nebraska Policy Should Promote Health and Economic Security for Pregnant Workers and Families

Nebraska citizens value both family and hard work and it is important that policies in the workplace match these values. Nebraska has high overall employment and high numbers of women in the workforce. Approximately 71% of women who give birth within a particular year are working. Often, these women are…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 81

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 81 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 81, which addresses the cliff effect in child care subsidies. The cliff effect refers to a challenge with the structure of our…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 627

  Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB 627 Support Testimony On Monday afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 627, which would provide for additional protections for pregnant workers under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act....

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2014 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

  The 22nd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented look that brings data to life and makes finding information quick and easy. This year’s report also incorporates a few changes to help us tell the whole story of Nebraska’s kids....

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