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.
Communities selected for StriveTogether have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring kids have a strong start in life.
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.
Even in states where employers are required to report contractors, companies such as Uber and Lyft still aren’t following the rules, and state officials have few ways to make them comply.
With reserve funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program running out, officials in states like Virginia find themselves in a completely unprecedented position.
The state only has enough money to keep the program operational until Jan. 31.
As many has 14 states and territories have needed emergency funding from the federal government. That number is bound to grow if Congressional delays continue.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced some badly needed dispersal of funds to help some states keep their CHIP programs going a little longer.
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