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


#FixTheGlitch for Foster Youth

| July 23, 2018 |

Without Medicaid, a visit to a University Physician may cost me hundreds of dollars because of a legislative glitch. When Congress voted to allow


The Greatest Investment in Our Pediatric Workforce Needs Support

| May 25, 2018 |

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the Children’s Hospital Graduate Education Program (CHGME) this week. This vital program trains physicians


The Harmful Consequences of Work Requirements and Other Obstacles on Children and Families

| May 14, 2018 |

MAY 14, 2018—Each year, effective federal programs give parents the power to provide their children with affordable healthcare, nutritious food, stable housing, and early


A New Effort to Boost Children’s Oral Health and Family Success

| April 30, 2018 |

While you might not think about your oral health until you suffer from dental pain, tooth decay remains the most chronic condition among children


New HUD Proposals Are the Wrong Direction for Children

| April 27, 2018 |

Affordable housing remains one of the main barriers to economic stability for many families. Housing costs continue to increase in the United States, yet


Why Medicaid Matters: Adopting a Child With Special Health Care Needs

| April 25, 2018 |

In a continuing series on the personal impact that recent legislative and administrative proposals to restructure or severely reduce Medicaid health care will have


It’s Time to End Child Poverty —Here’s How

| April 18, 2018 |

A new report out of Washington University in St. Louis has found that the cost of child poverty to the U.S. economy was a


The Serious Danger of Administrative Attacks Upon Medicaid

| April 17, 2018 |

While 2017 saw multiple legislative assaults upon the Affordable Care Act, and long-standing health care for highly vulnerable people through the Medicaid Program, these


Fact Sheet: Medicaid is Cost-Effective Coverage that Works for Kids

| April 6, 2018 |

Medicaid is the largest insurer of children. Medicaid insures approximately 37 million children. An additional 8.9 million children are enrolled in the Children’s Health


Why Medicaid Matters: Katie Beckett Waivers for Children with Special Health Care Needs

| January 30, 2018 |

Beginning in 2017, there has been an unprecedented assault on Medicaid, the health care program for the most vulnerable Americans, including low-income children and