Kids Count: Michigan faces rising child poverty

The annual Kids Count survey says Michigan is facing rising child poverty.
AP Wire
Jun 25, 2013

The report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on child well-being says support for families must be addressed by state and federal policies.

Michigan League for Public Policy said the state needs poverty-fighting tax credits, health care for low-income adults, more education and job training for low-skilled workers, and an increase in the minimum wage.

The report lists Michigan 31st in the country for overall child well-being. The report ranks states in economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

The report says Michigan ranked high in providing health insurance for children through private insurance and the state Medicaid and MIChild programs.

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zwesterhouse

Interesting issues in foster care. A Michigan child placed in foster care the foster family receives only $17.50 per day and gets massive hassles for clothing allowances and other types assistance. On the other hand a child of on illegal immigrant in "Refugee Foster Care System" gets $50 per day with minimal hassles for assistance. Free transportation to a school with teachers that speak their languages. So maybe some Henry Erb type can check this stuff out and find out why our own kids who are citizens of this state - get less assistance than a refugee child who parents were arrested crossing our borders with millions in cocaine in their back packs.

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