health care

Testimony to DC Council on Paid Family Leave

Testimony to DC Council on Paid Family Leave | Kimberly Perry, Executive Director, DC Action for Children The COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the need for inclusive, accessible health programs. Fortunately, the District is almost ready to launch a new program that will help. DC’s new Universal Paid Leave Program is slated to launch July 1. Many of us in the advocacy...

OP-ED: Yael Smiley and Kimberly Perry: Family, medical and caregiving leave are essential for all of us

DC Action for Children Executive Director Kimberly Perry and DC pediatrician Dr. Yael Smiley wrote about the importance of Universal Paid Family Leave in a recent op-ed in The District Line. The COVID-19 crisis reinforces the need for inclusive, accessible programs for public health and public benefits. Fortunately, the District is almost ready to launch a new program that will...

Testimony, DHCF Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2017-2018

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health Care Finance Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia March 8, 2017 Good morning Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Please accept my written testimony as it reviews the performance of the...

Testimony of Shana Bartley, DHCF Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2016-2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health Care Finance Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia March 8, 2017 Good morning Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Please accept my written testimony as it reviews the performance of the...

Can you put a price on the health of a child?

Sixty-five percent of children in D.C. received health coverage under Medicaid in 2010. Now their health and safety is at risk as Congress and the White House take aim at this bedrock safety net program.Our nation's debt burden is heavy. But our conscience will be heavier if we allow politicians to wring millions of dollars out of Medicaid, the program...

How many D.C. children stand to lose health care?

Nearly half of all children under 18 in the District receive Medicaid – either directly or through CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program). It is a critical piece of the health care puzzle in our city, which actually has one of the highest coverage rates in the nation. But Republicans in Congress are pushing a new plan for Medicaid that would...