Children’s HealthWatch Submits a Letter to the Massachusetts Legislature Conference Committee on FY21 Budget Negotiations

On November 23rd, Children HealthWatch submitted a letter to Massachusetts legislators, Representative Aaron Michelwitz, Senator Michael J. Rodrigues, Representative Denise Garlick, Senator Cindy Friedman, Representative Todd Smola, and Senator Patrick M͘ O͛ Connor. We urged them to include several provisions in the FY21 budget that are critical to promoting the health and well-being of children and families. These provisions are more critical now than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deepen the public health and economic crises ʹ both of which exacerbate pre-existing inequities in Massachusetts and across the country and threaten the financial stability and health of thousands of families across our state.