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


Issue Brief: How Tax Credits Could Provide Transition-Age Youth Greater Financial Stability

| January 21, 2022 |

Who are Transition-Age Youth?  Transition-Age Youth (“TAY”) are teenagers and young adults between ages 16 and 24 who are making the transition to adulthood.


Comments on Georgia’s Section 1332 Waiver

| January 7, 2022 |

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


What’s at stake for kids if Congress doesn’t pass Build Back Better

| December 22, 2021 |

As negotiations have stalled and the fate of the Build Back Better Act hangs in the balance, children stand to lose access to monthly


Policy Brief: Early Childhood Continuous Eligibility

| December 21, 2021 |

Background  Children are the future of our country’s economy and success, and their healthy development is essential for our country’s development. Providing children with


What Congress can do about hunger & homelessness this holiday season

| November 22, 2021 |

Heading into Thanksgiving, the negative economic reverberations of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be strongest for families with children who were already struggling to


Watch: Experts discuss how to achieve vaccine equity for kids

| November 18, 2021 |

First Focus on Children co-hosted a virtual Congressional briefing today to discuss how to achieve equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for children and


Policy Brief: 10 Ways to Improve the Health Coverage of America’s Children

| November 10, 2021 |

While much progress has been made in health care coverage for children, there is still more to do to ensure that the more than


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

| November 9, 2021 |

Medicaid is a public health insurance program, operated as a partnership between the federal government and the states, that provides health insurance coverage to


Statement: CDC vaccine approval opens doors to our school-age children

| November 2, 2021 |

In response to tonight’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5 to 11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, First


Statement: White House plan key to getting shots in little arms

| October 26, 2021 |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccines advisory committee today recommended the authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5 to 11. In