Call your Senators Now! Tell them to #ProtectMedicaid and #KeepKidsCovered

Keep the Pressure On! Thanks to all the calls, tweets, emails and resistance, Senate Republican Leadership postponed action on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not have the votes needed to even move forward the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), let alone pass it. But Republican leaders still plan to hold a vote after the recess, so the fight to protect Medicaid and keep kids covered isn’t over yet! We must continue to keep the pressure on and remind the Senate just how devastating the BCRA would be for children and families. The BCRA would rip away health coverage from 22 million Americans and leave millions paying more for less. It would end Medicaid as we know it and restrict health coverage for children and adults with pre-existing conditions — all to pay for a giant tax cut for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. Thirty-seven million children rely on Medicaid, including 40 percent of all children with special health care needs, and more than 40 percent of all births are covered by Medicaid. They would all be harmed by the radical changes in the BCRA. While your Senators are back home tell them the BCRA cannot be fixed and urge them to step up to #ProtectMedicaid and #KeepKidsCovered!

Ohio's Appalachian Children

CDF-Ohio began our investigation into Appalachian Ohio with our 2001 report—Ohio’s Appalachian Children—which provided a first-ever comprehensive look into the well-being of the region’s children. The region continues to suffer many of the same challenges today—poverty, health disparities, and pervasive food insecurity to name a few—that existed in 2001. While there are signs of hope, the passage of time has made many of the problems more acute.

It is a critical time for Appalachian Ohio. CDF-Ohio has a long commitment to this region. We present this report—Ohio’s Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action—to bring awareness to the region’s current challenges and, more importantly, to promising practices and recommendations for action.

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Child poverty is not an abstract problem, it's real for too many children in America. They face challenges no children in the richest nation on earth should have to face. Listen and share their stories.

Together we will #EndChildPoverty. Here's how.

"Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival If Stopped by the Police” provides critical information to help Black parents and every member of the community help stop the killing of Black children. We must talk to our children. We must show them this video. We must post these ten rules for survival everywhere.

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