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Congress is Out of Time and Excuses – They Must Renew Long-Term Funding for CHIP Now

Today marks 100 days since Congress has failed to renew long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Short-term fixes, like the one passed last month, won’t keep kids’ health care secure. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services recently admitted that it can’t guarantee that the short-term fix, intended to fund states for […]

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Congress Shouldn’t Put Tax Cuts for the Rich Ahead of Health Care for Kids

Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired nearly three months ago, and Congress still has not passed legislation renewing the program. CHIP supports health care for nearly 9 million kids throughout the country and more than 100,000 in Wisconsin. Despite its history of strong bipartisan support, Congressional leadership is choosing to focus its […]

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A Campaign to End Child Poverty in Wisconsin

Kids Forward Board President, Nancy Heykes, delivered the following remarks at the End Child Poverty Campaign launch in Menasha, WI on December 14, 217. For more information about the campaign and to sign on to the campaign, please visit www.endchildpovertywi.org  “Kids Forward (formerly the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families) stands up for kids and […]

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Native American Heritage Month: Thanksgiving, Truth, and Wisconsin’s Native American Community

As many of us take a break from our busy lives to celebrate our loved ones and our blessings during the Thanksgiving holiday, please remember that Thanksgiving has a very different meaning for many people in our state and our country. For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is another harsh reminder of the horrible effects colonization […]

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