Childrens Defense Fund

The Childrens Defense Fund (CDF) is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on child advocacy and research. It was founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman. Wikipedia

Childrens Defense Fund

The Childrens Defense Fund (CDF) is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on child advocacy and research. It was founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman. Wikipedia

Jul 11, 3:30 PM

Congress is back in Washington and Senator GOP leader Mitch McConnell is doing everything in his power to shove the abysmal and misnamed Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) over the finish line. The BCRA would result in more than 20 million people including millions of children - losing coverage. It would end Medicaid as we know it, slashing $772 billion in funding over the first ten years alone (and much more after that), decimating the health care safety net for more than 37 million children, including those with special health care needs. Millions would pay a lot more money for much skimpier coverage, leaving many people with pre-existing conditions with nowhere to turn. While inflicting misery and hardship on millions of Americans, the BCRA would provide a massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. No amount of tinkering will fix the BCRA it is rotten to the core! We need you to help stop it! Today, as the action once again heats up, please help us flood Capitol Hill with calls asking your Senators to #ProtectMedicaid and #KeepKidsCovered. Call 1-877-223-9025 and tell your Senators to reject the Better Care Reconciliation Act for good, including all caps and cuts to Medicaid.

Jul 7, 10:01 PM

"It is unfathomable to me that week after week I must continue to defend the Medicaid program that for more than 50 years has protected the health and well-being of tens of millions of Americas most vulnerable." - Marian Wright Edelman Please read and share #MarianWrightEdelman's new column, "Tell Congress to Stop Picking on Our Most Vulnerable Children!" http://ow.ly/Lnwj30dsi5o

Jun 29, 3:35 PM

Do you know why the Senate Health Care Bills per capita cap is devastating for Americas children? Learn more about the Ten Ways the Senates Better Care Reconciliation Act Harms Children and Offers Worse Care, here: http://ow.ly/V8EJ30cWJcS

Jun 28, 1:25 PM

Senate Leadership just postponed taking up their healthcare bill until after the July 4th recess because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not have the votes needed to move forward on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), let alone pass it. This makes these next 10 days critically important! Republican leaders still plan to hold a vote after the recess, so the fight to #ProtectMedicaid and #KeepKidsCovered isnt over yet!