Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Advocates protect children's health in Washington State

At the end of a difficult legislative session, child advocates have walked away with a major accomplishment. The successful Apple Health for Kids health coverage program will stay open to all eligible children.

During an incredibly challenging year, the advocacy of more than 50 organizations and thousands of parents and child advocates over the past six months resulted in the protection of a vital children’s health coverage program. Legislators maintained Apple Health for Kids, blocking attempts to limit enrollment or deny health coverage to children.

“It took a monumental effort to protect the health of our state’s children,” says Jon Gould, Children’s Alliance’s deputy director. Read more.