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.

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WATCH: Rep. Barragán explains why we need to make CHIP permanent

| July 22, 2021 |

This week, Congressional leadership received a letter signed by over 500 local and national organizations (representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and


10 Million Reasons to Protect the Health of Children

| July 21, 2021 |

We should never gamble with or play politics with the health of millions of children. Therefore, to protect the health security and well-being of


Statement: SCOTUS decision on ACA will save kids’ lives

| June 17, 2021 |

The Supreme Court’s decision to leave the Affordable Care Act intact literally saves the lives of 23 million Americans, including 3 million children.  “We


Letter: The first — and next — 100 days

| May 4, 2021 |

First Focus on Children sent the following letter to President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris congratulating them on the achievements of their


Statement: Praise for FDA plan to seek menthol cigarette ban

| April 29, 2021 |

In response to the Food and Drug Administration announcement that it will seek a ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, Bruce Lesley,


Fact Sheet: The REAL impact of COVID-19 on kids

| April 22, 2021 |

Way back at the beginning of this pandemic, a narrative took hold that kids are not affected. Now, more than a year in, it


As vaccine rollout ramps up, kids ask, “what about us?”

| April 22, 2021 |

Last week as I excitedly told my 6- and 3-year-old daughters that my husband and I had been able to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments


This Earth Day, Let’s Remember to Prioritize Kids in Climate Change Policy

| April 21, 2021 |

Since President Biden has taken office, it seems America is finally taking the threat of climate change and the implications it has seriously. Just


Letter: Create a plan for all children to be vaccinated

| April 21, 2021 |

First Focus on Children sent the following letter to President Joe Biden as well as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra and


The nation needs a plan to vaccinate students

| April 16, 2021 |

President Biden has introduced a massive infrastructure plan that would, among other things, invest $100 billion in building and restoring American public schools. In