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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The “Better” Care Act is Worse for Kids. A Lot Worse

| June 22, 2017 |

Put simply, the Senate’s so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act would be devastating for children’s health in America. There is not a single provision in


The “Better” Care Act is Worse for Kids. A Lot Worse.

| June 22, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The Senate’s so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act would be devastating for children’s health in America. First Focus President Bruce Lesley says: “There is not a single


Protecting the Lives of America’s Youngest

| June 22, 2017 |

Remember Jimmy Kimmel’s tear-filled monologue pleading that all children in America should have healthcare, on behalf of his newborn son who underwent heart surgery?


Children’s Groups Warn: Medicaid Caps Would Harm Kids & Pregnant Women

| June 21, 2017 |

The following statement was issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Dental Health Project, March of Dimes, First Focus,


Top Children’s Groups Tell House Subcommittee on Health: Save and Extend CHIP

| June 13, 2017 |

As the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health meets to discuss extending safety net health programs, First Focus and seven of the largest


First Focus and 1200+ Groups tell Congress: Save CHIP

| June 12, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–More than 1,200 organizations from all 50 states today sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect the 8.9 million children who


First Focus and 1200+ Groups Asks Congress to Save CHIP

| June 12, 2017 |

More than 1,200 organizations from all 50 states today sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect the 8.9 million children who


First Focus & Children’s Groups Urge Senate to Adopt “Jimmy Kimmel Test”

| June 12, 2017 |

First Focus and seven of the largest national groups concerned about children’s health sent the following letter today to Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in


OVERVIEW: Impact of the President’s FY 18 Budget Request on Children

| May 25, 2017 |

  President Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 seeks massive cuts to critical programs that help American children and families. It


CBO Round Two: Same Raw Deal for Kids & Families

| May 24, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The revised score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) estimates that 23 million Americans