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Insights Column 07.31.2018

Speaking Up for Health Care during Recess and Beyond

Those hottest days of summer have arrived, which means that it's finally the season of congressional recess. The House began its August recess this week and will return to Washington on September 4th. The Senate…

Insights Column 08.17.2018

Childhood Asthma Advocates Call on EPA to Reconsider Transparency Rule

This week, as part of the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition (CALC), Families USA and other coalition members submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern with the proposed rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” which would…

Insights Column 01.15.2013

States can do more to prevent childhood dental disesases

As a child, going to the dentist is almost a rite of passage—like your first haircut or your first day of school. But for many American children, visiting the dentist is a childhood tradition…

Insights Column 02.12.2015

Recommendations for Improving Children’s Access to Dental Care

February is Children’s Dental Health Month—the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and the work that remains to ensure that all children have access to high-quality, affordable dental coverage…

Insights Column 10.31.2011

How drinking water can decrease tooth decay

    When people hear the words “health care” they often think of doctors, hospitals, and prescription drugs. But what many people don’t realize is that the health of your teeth and mouth are just as important…

Insights Column 02.12.2015

Common-Sense Legislation Would Extend Funding for CHIP

Earlier today, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) along with Representatives Gene Green (D-TX) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced legislation to extend funding for the highly successful Children's…