100% Campaign

100% Campaign is a collaborative effort of three KidsWell Partners – The Children’s Partnership, Children Now, and Children’s Defense Fund-California. Together, the 100% Campaign is working to ensure every California child has access to health care coverage. For more information about 100% Campaign’s recent activities, advocacy work/tools, and accomplishments see below!

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  • KidsWell California Released Statement in Response to Budget Omitting Autism Services for Children

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    CA: The Children’s Defense Fund – California, The Children’s Partnership, and Children Now released a statement in response to the budget deal reached by Governor Brown and the legislature which failed to include $50 million in funding for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services for children with autism in Medi-Cal. The advocates stated that, due to the decision, hundreds of children with autism will lose access to needed services. “… at a time when the state’s fiscal outlook is improving, it is unjust to pass a budget that continues to deprive children of medically necessary care and causes serious harm to children with autism and their families,” said Jamila Iris Edwards, Northern California Director of Children’s Defense Fund-California. “The State has broken its promise that no child would lose access to critical health care in the Healthy Families transition. The Governor and Legislature must act quickly to remedy the current situation and ensure these children get the services they need to grow up healthy and ready to learn,”.
  • Action Alert! MomsRising & CA Requested Signatures to Preserve Services in California Healthy Families Transition

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    MomsRising & CA: MomsRising, in collaboration with KidsWell California, released a call to action for individuals to sign a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown requesting that he preserve health benefits for children with autism, specifically Applied Behavioral Analysis, as the state continues to transition children from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal.
  • KidsWell CA Partners Issue Press Release on State's Failure to Ensure Behavioral Health Services in Healthy Families Transition

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  • Call to Action! The 100% Campaign Holds a Medicaid Expansion Call-a-thon

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    CA: The 100% Campaign issued an action alert to encourage individuals to call Governor Brown on March 20th to urge the governor to continue working to expand California’s Medicaid Program, Medi-Cal.
  • 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.
  • KidsWell Grantees Give California Health Department a C-Minus on Moving Kids to Medi-Cal

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    CA: The KidsWell California Grantees submitted a letter to Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator of CMS and Director of CMCS, providing a status report on the state’s progress and concerns they have on the transition of beneficiaries from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal. In a press release the grantees gave the California Department of Health Care Services a report card of a C-minus on the progress of the transition. Jenny Kattlove of The Children’s Partnership was featured in a HealthyCal.org article on her research on the Denti-Cal program and the possible dental crisis when an estimated one million children enroll in the program in 2014.
  • California Grantees Ask HHS to Make Sure that States Are Prepared for the Open Enrollment Period

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    CA: KidsWell California Grantees submitted comments to HHS on the Medicaid, CHIP, and Exchange proposed rule. The grantees recommend that the final rule include a timeline and set of procedures to ensure that states are prepared for the initial open enrollment period. If a state cannot demonstrate that it is ready, the final rule should then require the state to accept the federal determination of Medicaid/CHIP eligibility until the state’s system is able to comply with the federal law. The Children’s Partnership (TCP) also submitted comments to HHS on the single streamlined application proposed federal models.
  • Better that Budget! KidsWell California Asked Governor Brown to Allocate More Money in the State Budget to Improving Kids' Health Care

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    CA: In response to Governor Brown’s state budget proposal, California KidsWell Grantees issued a statement urging the governor and state legislature to continue to devote funds to address health care needs of California children. The grantees specifically requested that the state allocate revenue to work towards improving health care for children and to preserve a basic health care safety net for individuals who remain uninsured.
  • 100% Campaign Released Fact Sheet on Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

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    As a follow up to The Children’s Partnership June 2012 memo, 100% Campaign released a fact sheet on the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program and how it can help ensure that children receive needed coverage and care efficiently. 
  • California KidsWell Partners Urge DHHS to Slow Healthy Families Program Transition to Medi-Cal

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    CA: California KidsWell Grantees, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics and California Coverage & Health Initiatives, submitted comments to the California Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Dianna Dooley on the Healthy Families Program (CHIP) transition to Medi-Cal.  The advocates urge DHHS to slow down the transition to ensure that the various gaps in coverage are addressed.
  • KidsWell California Partners With 20 Health and Children's Advocates Submitted Letter to CHHS Requesting a Delay in the Healthy Families Transition

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    California KidsWell Grantees, in collaboration with 20 health and children’s advocates, submitted a letter to California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Diana Dooley requesting a delay of the transition of children from the Healthy Families Program (California’s CHIP) to Medi-Cal.  The CA KidsWell Grantees also released a brief listing seven pre-requisites that should be met before the transition begins. 
  • 100% Campaign Disappointed with Budget Deal

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    The 100% Campaign and other children and youth advocates issued a press release on June 21, 2012 expressing disappointment with the budget passed by the state legislature. The budget deal would eliminate the Healthy Families Program, California’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and move nearly 900,000 children to Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid agency. While the bill was still under review in the legislature, a coalition of over 40 organizations endorsed and submitted an alternative proposal that would transition a smaller group of children and included protections to improve children’s access to care. However, despite advocates' efforts the budget was signed by the Governor on June 27th.
  • KidsWell California Partners Blogged about Progress in Children's Health and Released Healthy Child Checklist

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    In celebration of the third anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), Michael Odeh of ChildrenNow wrote a blog about the progress they’ve made on children’s health and the work still left to do. In addition, the 100% Campaign developed a 2012 Healthy Child Checklist to remind parents of some easy ways to ensure their child stays healthy this year, including applying for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families coverage.
  • NASHP Call Showcased ACA Benefits to California S-CHIP Children

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    On February 24, 2012 NASHP will host a Children in the Vanguard call to showcase a recent Urban Institute report, commissioned by The 100% Campaign, on where California's S-CHIP kids will be best served under health care reform. The presentation, by representatives of The 100% Campaign, will highlight the results of the research, as well as focus on the methods used and the thinking behind the analysis done in California. In addition to the Children in the Vanguard states, KidsWell grantees and state officials from New York, Mississippi and Texas may also be joining the call.

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