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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Health insurance for children drops for fourth year in a row

| September 14, 2021 |

Data released today show the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose in 2020 for the fourth year in a row as the coronavirus


Fact Sheet: LIFT the BAR Act

| September 8, 2021 |

Children of immigrants and immigrant children make up one-quarter of all U.S. kids and represent the fastest growing group of children in America. Despite


What’s next for the largest unvaxxed population (kids)?

| August 25, 2021 |

Like many of you, we have been watching in dismay as children’s health is politicized by adults. Just as kids begin to head back


Letter: Create a plan for getting children of all ages vaccinated against COVID-19

| August 19, 2021 |

First Focus on Children sent the following letter to President Joseph Biden, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, and the White House


Children Need Adults to Act Responsibly and in Their Best Interests

| August 12, 2021 |

Our children are not alright. The pandemic and economic recession have affected every aspect of children’s lives. They need our full attention and protection


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,