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Elena Hung

Putting A Face on Medically Complex Kids

The petite Chinese-American woman with a contemporary vibe carried a little girl in ponytails and sparkly sunglasses on her hip. Immediately dispelling any notion that this was just a darling mother-daughter duo passing through...
Doctors Want In

The Doctors Want In: Democratic Docs Talk Health Care On The Campaign Trail

Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency physician from western Michigan, had never considered running for Congress. Then came February 2017. The 46-year-old Democrat found himself at a local town-hall meeting going toe-to-toe with Rep. Bill...

4 Reasons Why The FAMILY Act Is The Right Paid Leave Option For The...

The United States lags behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to paid family leave. We are the only OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) country that does not provide paid...
School Safety: Science Shot in Dark

School Safety: Lack of Science Makes It a Shot in the Dark

In 1996, the Republican Congress threatened to defund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if the CDC didn’t stop researching deaths from guns. The threat sent a chill through the CDC that continues...
NRA Bang for Buck

Is the NRA Getting Its Bang for the Buck?

Eight lawmakers have taken more than a million dollars from the National Rifle Association over the course of their careers, according to research by the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics and reported by CNN. The...
DACA, CHIP, Trafficking Bills

DACA, CHIP, and Human Trafficking Are Top Child Welfare Issues in Congress

Health care, human trafficking, and immigration are pressing child welfare issues and the focus of bills introduced into Congress at the end of 2017. Leading into the new year, many of these bills have...

The New Children’s Crusade

It was May 1963. The Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, nicknamed “Bombingham,” Alabama for its violent explosions against protesters, began to wane after the arrest of Martin Luther King failed to attract new adult...

Relief for Families: After More Than 110 Days, Congress Extends CHIP

Yesterday, January 22, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) that is set to last six years. This brings relief to millions of families across...

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