Entries by Children's HealthWatch

It’s time to expand the earned income tax credit

THANK YOU for highlighting the free tax preparation services for low-wage taxpayers provided at the Boston Medical Center (“Physical and fiscal fitness,” Metro, March 13). Cristela Guerra’s report insightfully notes the connection between health and financial stability. As she notes, not everyone is aware of the earned income tax credit, the largest federal anti-poverty program […]

Commentary: Trump’s budget is bad for America’s poor

BUDGETS are documents that show the priorities of administrations. Last week, Donald’s Trump’s White House rolled out its first budget that shows it puts walls, weapons and war ahead of America’s poor. This budget plunders money for food from seniors, heat from families and educational programming from America’s kids. It bars America’s most vulnerable from […]

Dr. Deborah Frank featured on Add Passion and Stir Podcast

Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank, explained the developmental, medical and behavioral dangers of malnutrition and our work at the Boston Medical Center Grow Clinic on the Add Passion and Stir Podcast with Boston chef Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon) and Share Our Strength founder Billy Shore. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/AddPassionStir

Statement on recent harmful policy developments

Consistent with our longstanding values and mission, Children’s HealthWatch remains committed to improving the health and well-being of young children and their families in the United States regardless of immigration status, country of origin, or religion. This statement reflects our deep concerns about the Executive Orders regarding immigration to the US and immigrants’ status in […]

Heard on Beacon Hill

“It is my desire to do something. It is doubtful we could restore everything in full, but at the very least I’d like to see us at least make partial restoration.” – House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) on the question of whether the Legislature will move to restore some $98 million in budget cuts made […]

LAWMAKERS KNOCK BENEFIT CAP FOR CHILDREN CONCEIVED WHILE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

LAWMAKERS KNOCK BENEFIT CAP FOR CHILDREN CONCEIVED WHILE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 7, 2017…..Drawing on life experiences she said gave her a “master’s in poverty,” Rep. Marjorie Decker on Thursday urged support for legislation that would ease certain restrictions on welfare benefits to families. Speaking […]