BDN: Maine’s children are counting on Congress to reauthorize this vital program

This blog post was written by MCA executive director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared in the November 29, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Check out the original article here. To most families and communities, promoting and protecting the health and well-being of their children is a top priority. At the Maine Children’s Alliance, … More BDN: Maine’s children are counting on Congress to reauthorize this vital program

Urgent action on CHIP is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets.

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.

MCA opposes cuts that would impact children in Maine

Rita Furlow, MCA’s Senior Policy Analyst, recently testified before the before the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, urging them to reject the recommended cuts to Head Start, Home Visiting, Public Health Nursing, and the Maine Immunization Program. These cuts go against everything we know about improving our long term investment in Maine children. … More MCA opposes cuts that would impact children in Maine