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Poll finds people paying attention to impeachment, but hearings aren't changing minds; votes on bills that would protect California wilderness, which supporters say would reduce wildfire risk; and child well-being in the courts, in foster care, and in the Census count.

2020Talks - November 20, 2019 


Tonight, 10 candidates will face off at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. Also, it's Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring trans and gender non-conforming people who have been killed this year.

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Archive: November 20, 2013

GRAPHIC: A Georgetown University Center for Children and Families report shows Wisconsin in the middle of the pack but losing ground in making sure children have health insurance coverage.

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is in the middle of the pack but losing ground in making sure children have health-care coverage, according to a report just released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The report includes state comparisons, some of which are troubling to Jon Pe ...Read More

PHOTO: Despite some gains in recent years, Utah has more children without health insurance than the national average. Photo courtesy Georgetown University.

SALT LAKE CITY - A new report confirms what advocates for children in Utah have been saying for a while now: Expanding Medicaid would help reduce the state's high rate of uninsured children. According to the study from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, about 10 percent of ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds that many Americans believe the number of uninsured children continues to grow, even though the opposite is true. Photo credit: Christiaan Triebert
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AUSTIN, Texas - Despite the slow economic recovery, progress is being made in getting health insurance for more children in the United States - even though most people may not believe that. A new survey found that a majority of Americans think the number of uninsured children has risen over the pas ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds more California children have health care coverage. Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families credits the success of the state's expansion of Medi-Cal (California's version of Medicaid) and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Education.

More California children are getting the health care coverage they need. According to a report from Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families, more than 100,000 California kids gained health insurance between 2010 and 2012, which puts the state's uninsured rate among children at abou ...Read More

PHOTO: Several popular campsites in the Bridger-Teton have some new hardware  bear-proof storage containers. Photo courtesy USDA.gov

JACKSON, Wyo. - Several popular Bridger-Teton National Forest campgrounds have some new hardware: bear-proof storage containers, part of ongoing "bear aware" work to prevent conflicts between bears and people. Grizzly and black bears depend on the Bridger-Teton wildlands, said John Spahr, a spokesm ...Read More

PHOTO: Shareholders of Cracker Barrel have voted in support of a resolution commending the restaurant chain for its plan to eliminate the use of gestation crates in its pork supply chain. Photo credit: Eli Christman

LEBANON, Tenn. - The recent decision by Cracker Barrel restaurants to remove gestation crates from its pork supply chain is earning praise from its shareholders. At Cracker Barrel's annual meeting, shareholders voted in favor of a resolution supporting the move away from the small cages, which Matt ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - Duke Energy has a plan for renewable energy in North Carolina. As the only energy provider for North Carolina, the utility filed its plan with the North Carolina Utilities Commission late last week. The company says its program - called "Green Source Rider" - will give large-scale e ...Read More

PHOTO: A new national poll finds Ohio has reduced its number of uninsured children by more than 21,000 in just two years, but more than 140,000 are still without coverage. Photo credit: Judy Schmidt, CDC.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Public perception is a bit off when it comes to how well Ohio is doing in improving children's health coverage. A poll released today from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families shows most people think more children are uninsured and living in poverty. While the poverty ra ...Read More

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