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Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

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Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

A "Healthy" Father's Day Gift Idea: Insurance for All Kids

June 15, 2007


Albuquerque, NM - The best gift for Dad this weekend could be health insurance for all his kids. The State Children's Health Insurance Program, or S-CHIP, is up for renewal this month, and Nayerra Haq with the Children's Defense Fund says that's a great opportunity to cover New Mexico's 86,000 uninsured kids.

“The ‘All Healthy Children Act’ would provide all uninsured children with health care coverage and health care access, and it would also cover all pregnant mothers.”

The All Healthy Children Act would simplify enrollment in Medicaid and S-CHIP for children and pregnant women and make enrollment and renewal automatic for newborns. It's received support from hundreds of school, faith, and civil rights organizations.

Bill Jordan with New Mexico Voices with Children says thousands of low-income children and adults are already covered in New Mexico, but more help is needed.

“Tens of thousands more are eligible but not yet covered, and we're maxing out on the federal dollars that we get.”

Eric Mack, Public News Service - NM