The U.S. Senate is set to release their secret health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as early as tomorrow. While Maine’s Senators have been virtually shut out of the drafting process, reports indicate that much like the House Health Care Bill, the Senate version would be devastating for Maine children, … More #ProtectOurCare: Senate to release new health care bill this week. Call Senator Collins today!
Starting the school day off strong begins with making sure students have a healthy breakfast and research shows it gets results. Students who eat breakfast, including at school, perform better academically. School breakfast promotes better attendance, concentration, alertness, memory, comprehension and learning. In Maine, nearly half of all school-aged children are eligible for subsidized school … More Making School Breakfast a Priority!
New report shows federal and local policies are leading to improvements for U.S. children, but Maine is not seeing the same results as other New England states Maine children are experiencing modest improvements in key areas of child well-being that support them in leading healthier, safer lives, but a report released today by the Annie … More The National 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!
AUGUSTA, ME— A larger share of children in small towns and rural areas of Maine rely on Medicaid to protect them from rising health care costs than those in urban areas, according to a new report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the Rural Health Research Project of the … More MaineCare Provides More Access to Health Coverage for Rural Communities in Maine
Earlier this month the Maine Children’s Alliance lost a friend and founding leader when John “Jack” Rosser passed away in Bristol, FL. As was stated in his obituary, “Jack had a passion for education and helping people reach their utmost potential. He approached his career with dignity, professionalism, and a sense of humor.” Jack was … More Remembering Jack Rosser: A Champion for Children & Founding Board Member of MCA
This post was written by Cara Baldari, a Senior Policy Director for Family Economics and Legal Counsel at First Focus. Click here to read the original post on First Focus’ blog, Voices for Kids. First Focus is a national, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Due to the … More First Focus: New Maine Bill Aims to Reduce Child Poverty
This post is part of a series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. MCA is pleased to introduce you to Margo Walsh, founder and CEO of MaineWorks, LLC. As owner and founder of MaineWorks, LLC Margo Walsh employs Mainers facing extreme barriers to employment from formerly incarcerated individuals to people recovering from … More 2017 Giraffe Award Winner: Meet Margo Walsh