The Children's Partnership

The Children's Partnership (TCP) works in California and nationally to ensure that all children—especially those at risk of being left behind—have the resources and the opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. TCP focuses particular attention on securing health coverage for all children, simplifying and modernizing how families enroll in public programs, and ensuring that the opportunities offered by computers and the Internet benefit all children and families. See below for more information about TCP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • TCP Health Coverage Blog Featured in The Huffington Post

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    CA: Wendy Lazarus, founder and co-president for The Children’s Partnership, blogged about the positive impact of the ACA and Medicaid expansion on health care coverage for children and was featured by The Huffington Post. The blog highlights the large gains in coverage realized since the ACA became law and emphasizes the need to keep children covered during the renewal process.

  • TCP Issues Progress Report on the ALL IN Campaign

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    CA: The Children’s Partnership released a progress report on the impact of the ALL IN Campaign to increase enrollment in health coverage through education, enrollment events, and partnerships with schools and school districts. ALL IN reached over 114,000 parents, 6,250 school board members, and 2,000 county and district school superintendents. The report discusses lessons learned and outlines the campaign strategy for the upcoming school year.

  • The Children's Partnership Published Article on the Necessary Steps to Cover Foster Youth

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    CA: Wendy Lazarus, Founder & Co-President of The Children’s Partnership (TCP), published an article in the Huffington Post, co-authored by Ginny Puddefoot of TCP, on the necessary steps states need to take to ensure that former foster youth have access to coverage under the ACA. Specifically, Lazarus notes that states needs to take proactive steps to ensure former foster youth are aware of and can access Medicaid coverage until age 26. She argues that states, acting as “parents,” have an “obligation and responsibility to identify and notify former foster youth, under age 26, of these new health options.” States should also ensure that current foster youth retain their Medicaid coverage.
  • The Children's Partnership Published Huffington Post Op-Ed on CA Kids and the ACA

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    CA: Wendy Lazarus, founder and co-president of The Children’s Partnership, published an Op-Ed in the Huffington Post highlighting the essential ACA “ingredients” that California will need to ensure children will have access to coverage. Ms. Lazarus argues the recipe for success requires: establishing a streamlined enrollment system; ensuring enough health care providers are available for children; expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults who are often parents; implementing the Small Business Health Options Program to connect employees of small businesses to coverage for themselves and their children; ensuring that Essential Health Benefits meet children’s needs; and making coverage under the ACA affordable for children and their families .
  • Call to Action! MomsRising Joins California Advocates Urging Governor to Expand Medicaid

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    MomsRising and CA: MomsRising issued a call to action, in collaboration with KidsWell California Advocates, to urge Governor Jerry Brown to support the California Legislature in expanding Medi-Cal.

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