|4/16/2013 ||Over 37,000 Texans Petition State Leaders to Cover the Uninsured Before Time Runs Out |
| ||Tens of thousands from across Texas are saying our state needs the Medicaid solution.|
|3/22/2013 ||As Health Law Anniversary Nears, Medicaid Expansion Key for Insuring More Children |
| || Legislative decision could lead to coverage for 400,000 uninsured kids next year.
|3/5/2013 ||Crowd To Lawmakers: Medicaid is Strong, Vital and Ready for More Texans |
| ||As many as 2000 activists for Medicaid rally together at Texas Capitol|
|2/6/2013 ||Texas Stands to Gain Billions From Addressing Children's Needs |
| ||A new report offers data on how Texas could reap billions of dollars more for the state's economy by putting more children on a path to success.|
|1/28/2013 ||Texas Must Invest in Future Generations |
| ||A statement by the coalition we work with, Texas Forward, in response to the State of the State address.|
|1/9/2013 ||Legislation Aims to Improve Child Care for At-Risk Texans |
Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin) files legislation that would lead to more young Texans entering the K-12
system prepared for success in school, resulting in savings to school districts
and the state of Texas.
|9/5/2012 ||Health, Education Groups Call for Real Solutions to State Budget Challenges |
| ||Concerned that state leaders plan to impose another austerity budget on
the people of Texas, Texas health care providers and educators stood together with the Texas Forward coalition in calling for state leaders to make both
children's health and learning a priority.
|8/21/2012 ||Child Advocates Ask Presidential Candidates: What about Kids? |
| || Texans Care for Children, Voices for America's Children, and other groups for children continue our election-year campaign of awareness and advocacy for kids.
|7/25/2012 ||Juvenile Justice Advocates from Across U.S. Convene in Austin, Weigh Texas Reforms |
| || Youth justice advocates from across the country are meeting here and discussing Texas juvenile justice reforms, on the same day that Texans Care for Children released a new report on the topic. |
|6/28/2012 ||Joint Statement by Texans Care for Children and Children's Defense Fund-Texas on Supreme Court's Health Reform Ruling |
| ||Advocates for children say Supreme Court decision helps kids in Texas more than any other state.|
|6/12/2012 ||Hogg Foundation Awards Grants to Train Mental Health Policy Fellows in Texas |
| ||Texans Care for Children will benefit from a new mental health policy fellow and will continue to administer the Hogg Mental Health Policy Academy.|
|5/9/2012 ||New Study Finds Children's Mental Health Services in Texas "Near Failing" |
| ||As lawmakers hold a hearing on mental health on Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, Texas is found to rank last nationally in connecting mentally ill kids with treatment.|
|2/23/2012 ||State's Approach to Child Obesity? Ounces of Prevention and Pounds of Cure, Group Says |
| ||Texans Care for Children examines the role of the legislature in its new report, as Texas PBS prepares to air a special on hunger and obesity among lone star state kids.|
|1/5/2012 ||Reforms to State Juvenile Justice System Could Make Texas a National Model |
| ||Texans Care for Children noted that the state has opportunity to do away with an obsolete model for youth corrections, once and for all.|
|1/25/2011 ||New Report Says Conditions for Texas Children Endanger State Economy |
| ||Declining outcomes for children threaten the state's ability to compete and meet 21st Century challenges.|
|5/3/2013 ||In Case You Hadn't Noticed, It's Raining |
| ||Our CEO Eileen Garcia writes in the Austin American-Statesman that Texas needs to spend its Rainy Day Fund to put children and Texas on a better path.|
|1/28/2013 ||Weigh the Impact of Schoolhouse Cops |
| ||There are measures we can take to prevent more kids from entering the juvenile justice system when we add police presence in schools.|
|1/27/2013 ||Invest in Kids, Reap Rewards for Texas |
| ||Legislature has extra money to improve schools, kids' health, Texas' future.|
|11/6/2012 ||What Are You Voting For? |
| ||Our early education team Kara Johnson and Andrea Brauer make the case in this op-ed for voting with pre-K top of mind.
|8/5/2012 ||Giving Texas the Care It Needs |
| ||Our commentary in the Austin American-Statesman with fellow members of the Texas Well and Healthy Campaign highlights what Medicaid really means for the health and pocketbooks of Texans.
|More about Kids|
|12/30/2011||Texans Care for Children in the News |
| || Archived coverage of children's issues featuring our experts. For a synopsis of current coverage, click here. |