Briefing: Health Reform – The Impact on our Nation’s Children


9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Congress has made important investments in children’s health care coverage over the years from ensuring that all low-income children are eligible for Medicaid and receive all medically necessary care to enacting the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also offer new options for children’s coverage and are aimed at improving their access to care. Implementation of these provisions provides champions for children’s health with opportunities to continue to strengthen children’s coverage and ensure that every child has access to the right care and the right time.

As leaders in Congress prepare to return to the district next month, join us and hear from child health policy experts and providers who will discuss the impact health reform will have on children and learn about what opportunities remain to improve health care for all children.


Jocelyn Reid
Office of Rep. Cathy Castor (D-FL)
Ms. Reid will serve as the moderator for this session.

Panel Speakers:

Robert Hall M.P.Aff./J.D
American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicated to the health and well-being of all children, Mr. Hall will highlight what AAP believes the new health reform law means for children’s access to care and the strength of their health care coverage and benefits.

Bruce Lesley
First Focus
Representing an advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority, Mr. Lesley will educate staff on policy issues surrounding enrollment, cost-sharing, and access to care for families with children.

Amy Mansue
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children’s Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ
Leading the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, Ms. Mansue will provide staff with insight on what opportunities remain to improve children’s access to care through health reform implementation.

For more information, please contact Camie Corrigan with the National Association of Children’s Hospitals at or 703/797-6040.

This briefing is hosted in partnership by: The American Academy of Pediatrics, First Focus, and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals in cooperation with the Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus