House of Representatives Passes Strong Children
Senate Needs to Do the Same to Protect the Health of 1 Million California Children
January 14, 2009 Los Angeles, CA
Peter Manzo, president & CEO of United Ways of California issued the following statement in response to the United States House of Representatives passage of a bill reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP:
State Able to Postpone Capping of HF Enrollment After Receiving Short Term Relief from First 5
First 5 funds act as short-term lifeline for state’s Healthy Families program, temporarily postponing need to deny tens of thousands of children healthcare
Los Angeles, CA
December 17, 2008
After being poised to close the state’s Healthy Families program to new enrollments, today the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB) temporarily delayed enactment of a waitlist for kids who would otherwise be eligible for the program. The move comes after First 5 California provided $16.8 million in order to ensure that Healthy Families could continue to provide health and preventive care to California’s children at least through June 2009.
United Ways of CA Joins Gov. Schwarzenegger in Urging Congress to Increase Federal Share of Medi-Cal
Say funds are needed to help maintain essential healthcare for the 3 million children covered by Medi-Cal and to avoid further painful cuts to kids’ healthcare.
Los Angeles, CA
December 2, 2008
Today, United Ways of California joined Governor Schwarzenegger in calling on Congress to increase California’s federal share of Medi-Cal dollars to help keep the program afloat and keep children insured.
United Ways of California Says State Budget Deal Will Cause 250,000 Children to Lose Health Coverage
Urges State to Develop Solution and Funding to Cover All California Children
Santa Cruz, CA
September 16, 2008
The budget passed early this morning in the Senate and Assembly is an unfortunate step backwards on children's health in California. New Semi-Annual reporting requirements for Medi-Cal are expected to result in 250,000 children losing their health coverage, causing them to join the ranks of the uninsured.
United Ways of California Reacts to Closure of Vital Alameda Healthy Kids Program
Failure of State to Develop Solution and Funding for Uninsured Children Has Put Health of Hundreds of Alameda Kids at RiskLos Angeles, CA
July 8, 2008
Elise Buik, President of United Ways of California, issued the following statement in response to today's Alameda Alliance for Health announcement that it will close its Healthy Kids program as of September 30, 2008:
United Ways of California Announces New President & CEO
Los Angeles, CA
United Ways of California (UWCA) recently announced the appointment of Peter Manzo as the new president and CEO for the statewide consortium consisting of thirty-eight California United Ways that work in concert to address critical issues across the state.
"We are so pleased to have someone with Pete's vast knowledge and experience as the leader of our statewide organization," said Elise Buik, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles and interim president and CEO for UWCA.