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Jun 29
Connecticut Merger opponents ask DOJ to block Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna deals Opponents of the planned Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers have asked the U.S. Justice Department to block them in a letter that alludes to the controversy over Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade.
Jun 27
Maine Opinion: Child well-being in Maine headed in wrong direction A disappointing report on child well-being in Maine should be an agenda-setter for the upcoming election, according to the Editorial Board for the Portland Press Herald
Jun 24
Rhode Island More RI Kids In Poverty, But Fewer Uninsured, Says Kids Count More of Rhode Island’s children are living in poverty this year than last. That’s one of the highlights of a new report from Kids Count – a project of The Annie E. Casey Foundation. But some measures of child well-being have improved.
Jun 23
Connecticut Study Says Connecticut is Among Top Five States for Kids Connecticut is ranked fifth in the nation for overall child well-being, according to the latest KIDS Count Data Book. It's the first time the state has cracked the top five since the rankings began 27 years ago.
Jun 23
Maine How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids Maine's Department of Health and Human Services has redirected millions of dollars meant to help low-income families with children.
Jun 21
Massachusetts Massachusetts places second in national child welfare rankings A new national report has ranked Massachusetts second among all the states in child well-being.
Jun 21
New Hampshire N.H. Earns High Marks in Latest 'Kids Count' Report, With Some Exceptions New Hampshire remains near the top of the list in an annual ranking of kids’ well-being, but the same report shows that issues with child poverty — while less prevalent here than in other states — have grown.
Jun 21
Vermont Report: Vermont sixth in child wellbeing Vermont ranks sixth in the United States for child well-being, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Jun 13
Rhode Island R.I. health insurance commissioner decries funding cut The office responsible for protecting consumers from excessive health insurance rate increases stands to lose nearly its entire staff if the House on Wednesday approves a budget amendment passed by the House Finance Committee.
Jun 07
Massachusetts Editorial: Give low-income residents access to dental care According to an April report by the state’s Health Policy Commission, 53 percent of Massachusetts’ low-income children and youth did not receive dental care of any kind in 2014.
Jun 07
Vermont Changes in Mental Health Care Landscape Could Further Stress Vermont's System Finding the capacity to care for acute mental health cases in Vermont has been a challenge in recent years, including for young children and adolescents.
Jun 06
New Hampshire Governor Signs Bill to Create New 'System of Care' for Child Behavioral Health New Hampshire is taking a step toward setting up a more coordinated system to help children with behavioral health needs.
May 31
Vermont Quality Child Care Is Out Of Reach For The Majority Of Vermont Families, Report Finds Talk to any parent with young children or infants and you're likely to hear one common complaint: It's really hard to find the right place, person and time to have their child looked after while they're working.
May 27
Connecticut CT to assist 18,000 parents losing state Medicaid coverage Leaders of CT's exchange announced Thursday that they would work in partnership with three other state agencies to assist up to 18,000 low-income parents who would lose their state-sponsored Medicaid health coverage on Aug.1 because of budget cuts.
May 26
Massachusetts Senate considers merging applications for MassHealth, food stamps The Senate Ways and Means Committee has included a proposal in its version of the state budget to spend $1 million to create a common application for MassHealth and SNAP benefits by July 1, 2017.
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NEACH, an initiative of Community Catalyst, is a broad coalition of over 500 New England-based health care and child advocates, hospitals and health care providers, legal experts, interfaith organizations, business leaders, and consumers dedicated to promoting access to high-quality, affordable health care for all children.