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
The Maine Children’s Alliance is thrilled with the results of yesterday’s election, with the majority of Mainers voting overwhelmingly in favor of expanding Medicaid. Medicaid Expansion will increase access to quality, affordable health care to an estimated 80,000 Mainers. “Access to quality, affordable health care coverage is critical to the success of our state,” said … More Maine Children’s Alliance Celebrates Health Care Victory for Children and Families in Medicaid Expansion
The Maine Children’s Alliance is pleased to welcome Eric S. Buch of Belfast to the MCA team. As Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, Eric joins MCA in a statewide effort to reduce the number of uninsured children living in Maine through the Connecting Maine Kids to Coverage Project. This project is funded by the Centers for Medicare … More MCA Welcomes Eric Buch!
Maine drops to 17th for overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT report New data show that American children and teens are experiencing better health and education outcomes, yet they still face significant economic challenges. In the 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that child well-being has … More New Report Finds Sharp Decline in Well-Being of Maine Children Despite National Trends
This past Legislative Session, MCA saw mixed results for Maine children and families. While we were happy to see many important initiatives succeed, from bills on early childhood to children’s health, many critical policy opportunities did not become law. Check out some highlights from the 127th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session below. Caring for Our Youngest … More Looking Towards the Future: How the 127th Legislature Affects Our Kids
Healthy Maine kids can grow up to become healthy Maine adults. Ensuring that children have access to proper health care coverage early on is critical to future development. Here are the Facts: Right now, there are almost 15,000 children (6%) living without health insurance in Maine. Over 8,000 of these children live in low-income homes. … More Making MaineCare Enrollment Easier for Maine Kids