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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on Child Tax Credit Agreement

This week, Congressional leaders announced a bipartisan Child Tax Credit agreement that prioritizes families with low incomes and is estimated to lift 400,000 children out of poverty this year. The […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on Child Poverty & Averting a Government Shutdown

This month, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data that showed the rate of children living in poverty more than doubled in 2022, from 5.2% in 2021 to 12.4% in […]

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Testimony in support of An Act establishing basic needs assistance for Massachusetts immigrant residents and An Act to lift kids out of deep poverty

Chair Kennedy, Chair Livingstone and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities: Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony on behalf of Children’s […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits a Letter In Opposition of Cutting Arkansas’ Income and Corporate Tax (HB1007)

In Arkansas, Governor Sanders has called for a special session to cut the state’s income and corporate taxes for the second time in 2023. Nearly 80% of this cut would […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on the Minnesota Child Tax Credit

Today, Children’s HealthWatch celebrates the passage of a new, nation-leading Child Tax Credit (CTC) in Minnesota that is estimated to cut child poverty in the state by one-third.  “This historic […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on Threat to 2022 Public Charge Rule

Two years ago, Children’s HealthWatch and our partners celebrated the rescission of the 2019 public charge rule – a harmful and racist wealth test policy that penalized participation of immigrant […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement On the Debt Ceiling

Imposing restrictions that take food and other basic needs away from children and families with low incomes are an imminent threat to their short and long-term health and well-being. Despite […]

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Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition Statement on MA House tax relief package

The Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition celebrates the inclusion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child and Family Tax Credit in the House’s tax relief package unveiled this […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Comments on the Proposed Rule Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

On February 21, 2023, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments on the proposed rule, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages (FNS2022-0007) issued […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Comments to the National Quality Forum for Its Work to Advance Integration of Social Drivers of Health

National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Currently selected 2022 MAP Measures Under Consideration (MUC) Comments submitted re: MUC2022-053, MUC2022-050, MUC2022-098, and MUC2022-111 On behalf of Children’s HealthWatch, we […]