Paperwork, administrative burdens and transportation issues can lead to lower participation among children in rural areas, experts said at a House subcommittee hearing.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released its estimates as the nation's debt and deficits are on the rise.
“What we’re seeing is an influx of state policymakers starting to wrap their arms around the fact that learning doesn’t start in kindergarten,” said Bruce Atchison of the Education Commission of the States.
“In 16 states, more than one-in-five children live in food insecure households,” new research from The Hamilton Project notes.
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Some advocates for children being raised by grandparents worry that a new federal law will make it more difficult for caregivers to get help from state agencies and financial assistance.
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Most child welfare advocates have hailed the changes, but some states that rely heavily on group homes fear that now they won’t have enough money to pay for them.
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The findings come at a time when the Trump administration has proposed lower spending on the program in the coming years.
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Chronic, concentrated joblessness has caused young, black men to struggle in the nation's third-largest city, and an index will assist officials in refining services to help them be successful.
State officials aren’t likely to forget this episode of Congressional paralysis—and the precedent it set—any time soon.
That means hard conversations like when and how to freeze enrollment or terminate coverage altogether will be back on the table in some states.
The state has also announced that it will be forced to terminate coverage altogether on Feb. 1 if Congress fails to act.
“I think they need to see the faces of the mothers and children they’re impacting. We’re not numbers or budgets. We’re people.”
“[I]f one more congressman tells me ‘no problem, they believe in CHIP and they’re going to fund it’ and still they don’t, I think I’m going to scream. Because promises aren’t paying the bills and keeping kids covered.”
States may not be able to count on reallocated money from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for much longer.
A North Carolina initiative that identifies low-income women whose pregnancies present a high risk to either the baby or mother could be the key to combatting the high maternal mortality rate in the U.S.
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