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Health

Happy 2nd Birthday ACA!

Today the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, turns 2 years old!  President Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010. So far, the ACA has benefited tens of thousands of kids in Nebraska, and millions of kids across the country.  Children with conditions like asthma and diabetes no longer…...

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Health Care in 2014

On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law.  Children have already benefited from the new law.  They can no longer be denied health insurance due to preexisting conditions, young adults have the security of staying on their parents’ health insurance plan up to the age…...

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An ideal behavioral health system

  Here at Voices for Children, we’ve been talking a lot about what an ideal behavioral health system would look like. And in a way, it’s pretty simple: get kids the right services they need when they need them. But even simple solutions often have complex issues. We believe that…...

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Prenatal Care recap

[<a href=”http://storify.com/voicesNE/make-prenatal-care-a-priority-for-nebraska-babies” target=”_blank”>View the story “Make prenatal care a priority for Nebraska babies!” on Storify</a>]...

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Make prenatal care a priority for Nebraska babies!

Voices for Children in Nebraska, Nebraska Appleseed and near two dozen partner organizations hosted a press conference to highlight the importance of prenatal care....

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Screen early for behavioral health

We all know that kids are likely at some point to behave in ways their parents would prefer them not to. Maybe the behavior is mischievous – maybe it’s even dangerous – but much of it boils down to kids learning how the world works and how to interact with…...

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Support for LB 1038 – Require blood-lead testing for school enrollment

January 31, 2012 To: Education Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy CoordinatorRE:  Support for LB 1038 to require blood-lead testing prior to school enrollment...

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Support for LB 952 – Prohibit cuts to Medicaid services

January 30, 2012 To: Appropriations Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 952 to prohibit cuts to Medicaid services...

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Support for LB 1063 – Adopt the Children’s Health and Treatment Act

February 9, 2012 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Caitlin Pardue, Policy Associate – Behavioral Health RE: Support for LB 1063 – Adopt the Children’s Health and Treatment Act...

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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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