This blog post is an excerpt of a letter from MCA to U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding urgent need to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Learn more about Maine’s case to reauthorize CHIP here. Urgent action is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets. CHIP is critical to the health of … More Urgent action on CHIP is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets.
Despite calls from over 100 parents, providers and advocates to halt the rushed process, DHHS moves ahead with emergency implementation AUGUSTA—Last week, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced the adoption of major substantive changes to Maine’s family child care rules on an emergency basis effective September 20, 2017. The controversial implementation of … More Proposed Changes to Maine’s Family Child Care Rules go into Effect, Bypassing Legislative Review
LEWISTON—On Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 AM at the YWCA in Lewiston, the Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) and Maine Women’s Policy Center (MWPC) released a new report: Investing in our Future: How Maine Can Prepare our Children to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders. The report highlights the experiences of Maine parents who are trying to access … More New Report Explores Problems with Maine’s Early Childhood System and Recommends Set of Policy Solutions for a Better Future
Click to Download MCA’s new one-pager! Our entire state benefits when more Maine children have access to quality, affordable health care coverage because healthy children and families lead to strong and vibrant communities. When children and families can see a doctor when they are sick, get regular checkups and access preventive care, they can actively … More Maine’s Case for CHIP Reauthorization: Healthy and thriving communities begin with our children and families.
The best way to protect Maine’s home visiting programs is for elected officials to reauthorize MIECHV for five years, in its current innovative, flexible and effective form to ensure Maine families, businesses, and communities continue on the path to a thriving and dynamic future. … More Home visiting works. Let’s keep it working for Maine.
After months of advocacy, budget negotiations and so much more, the first regular session of the 128th Legislature has finally ended. Together, we worked to promote policies and practices that give Maine children the best chance of success. And none of it would have been possible without your help! Check out our recap of what … More Wrapping up the 2017 Legislative Session!
This post was written by MCA Executive Director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared as letter-to-the-editor in the Bangor Daily News. Access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage is essential for the health and well-being of our state. When Maine children and families have health insurance, they can see a doctor when they are … More Letter to the Editor: Collins showed courage