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Time Winding Down to Enroll in Child-Only Health Insurance Policies

 For Immediate Release: January 29, 2013 Contact: Andrea Cervone, 912-704-7387   Atlanta, Ga. –– As of Jan. 1, 2013, Georgia parents and legal guardians once again have the option to sign their children up for child-only health insurance policies. However, open enrollment ends two days...

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Medicaid provider fee gets maxiumum priority

By: Andy Miller Published: Jan 8, 2013 in Georgia Health News At an Atlanta panel discussion Tuesday previewing children’s health issues for the upcoming General Assembly session, one item stood out. State Sen. Fran Millar (R-Atlanta) was officially on the panel to highlight ‘‘School...

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New KIDS COUNT Report: GA Out of Bottom 10 Despite Declines in Economic Well-being

Atlanta, GA – The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report this week that ranks Georgia 37th in the nation in child well-being. The national 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book reports that Georgia climbed out of the bottom 10 states on a new, even more robust and comprehensive portrait of how our...

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Getting Kids Into the Convo: Junior League of Augusta, GA, and Voices Host 12th Congressional District Forum

June 26, 2012 – Child policy issues often receive little attention during campaigns and elections. In fact, less than two percent of questions asked during the numerous 2012 presidential primary debates focused on kids. To make children a priority this election season, The Junior League of...

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ACA Ruling Ensures Georgia’s Coverage Gains for Children Will Continue

Background: Voices for Georgia’s Children (Voices) has worked for the past nine years to increase the number of children who have health insurance coverage in Georgia, and has worked to improve access to and the quality of medical services our children receive. The Affordable Care Act (ACA),...

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JUSTGeorgia Cheers Signing of Criminal Justice Reform Act, Hopes to See Same Opportunities for Kids

Statement from JUSTGeorgia, a statewide juvenile justice coalition, regarding the Criminal Justice Reform Act: JUSTGeorgia applauds Governor Nathan Deal for today signing into law the Criminal Justice Reform Act (HB 1176), a bill that will keep nonviolent offenders out of our costly prisons and...

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GA’s Top Quality Pre-K Rating May Be Short-lived Without New Approaches to Funding

News in Brief: Georgia received good news today: The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) announced in its latest report that Georgia’s Pre-K is one of only five states to fully meet the organization’s 10 quality standard benchmarks for Pre-K. Unfortunately, The State of...

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National Institute of Early Education Research Releases 2011 Report on State of Preschool, Includes Georgia Profile

State Pre-K Spending Continues to Decline Even as States Begin to Emerge from Recession Lack of Availability in High-Quality Programs Could Threaten Nation’s Future Job Prospects; New Cuts Proposed in a Number of States Washington, D.C. — Many states are faltering in their efforts to deliver...

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October 1-5, 2012 Proclaimed Second Annual Georgia Pre-K Week

108 state legislators participated in last year’s statewide event celebrating Georgia’s Pre-K, now in its 20th year March 23, 2012 – It is only March, but many child advocates and state legislators are already looking forward to October and the second annual Georgia Pre-K Week (October 1-5,...

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Voices Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of CHIP Reauthorization

Atlanta, GA – Voices for Georgia’s Children celebrates the third anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) tomorrow with a call to action for federal authorities to enroll even more children in the program over the next three years. Despite the...

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