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Many Network Members attended the Family Voices Summit in Sacramento on February 25 and 26, where they learned about the latest budget and policy news affecting children with special health care needs, and met with lawmakers to voice their concerns. Among the top issues: ensuring that the needs of chronically ill children are met by the new health care exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, and monitoring the landmark transition of hundreds of thousands of children from the popular Healthy Families program into Medi-Cal managed care.
At the summit, Dr. David Alexander, CEO of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, urged families to make their voices heard: "There's no more powerful voice for children with special health care needs than these kids and their families. And there's no better time than now." Make your own voice heard by checking out our advocacy resources.
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