Health

Health care is critical for children’s growth and development. The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid provide quality, affordable care for millions of children who would otherwise be uninsured. Thanks largely to CHIP, the rate of uninsurance among children has dropped to record lows, and First Focus is committed to protecting this success story.

Resources


Fact Sheet: Medicaid Unwinding: How To Protect Children from Losing Coverage

| February 3, 2023 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of stable access to healthcare coverage for kids. Since March 2020, states have been required to maintain


Comments on Essential Health Benefits (EHB) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

| January 30, 2023 |

First Focus on Children responded to a request for Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid


Comments on New Mexico Centennial Care 2.0

| January 28, 2023 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid


Letter: Prioritize food & nutrition security for Americans

| December 13, 2022 |

First Focus on Children and The Education Trust jointly sent the following letter to President Biden and Ambassador Susan Rice thanking them for convening


Statement: Youngest children eligible for bivalent COVID-19

| December 9, 2022 |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week authorized bivalent COVID-19 boosters from both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech for use in children 6 months and older, making


Statement: SCOTUS case threatens more than children’s Medicaid benefits

| November 8, 2022 |

Outcome could “strangle many federal programs that benefit children” In response to the case of Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana v.


Watch: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – One Size Does Not Fit All

| October 21, 2022 |

This afternoon, First Focus on Children hosted a webinar on 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline entitled One Size Does Not Fit All: Ensuring 988


Statement: Omicron booster efforts could leave children behind

| October 14, 2022 |

Advocate urges “money and mechanisms” to help children access new shot In response to authorization by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that children as


Children’s Health: Climate Change, Justice40, and the Built Environment

Event October 03, 2022 |

Oct 03 2022 Ended Children’s Health: Climate Change, Justice40, and the Built Environment


Fix to “family glitch” fulfills a decade of advocacy

| October 11, 2022 |

The Biden Administration today eliminated the “family glitch” from the Affordable Care Act, a flaw that makes health insurance coverage unaffordable for roughly 5