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Recent News


16 National Health Care Organizations Urge HHS to Extend COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

| May 11, 2022 |

Extension would shield children’s health insurance, food security First Focus on Children is pleased to be among 16 national organizations representing the public health community, millions


ACA tweak to make insurance more affordable for many families

| April 6, 2022 |

The Biden Administration plans to publish a proposal tomorrow outlining changes to the Affordable Care Act that eliminate the “family glitch,” a flaw that


Statement: Children to benefit from end of Title 42

| April 1, 2022 |

 In response to today’s order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention terminating the policy of expelling migrants under Title 42 of the US Code, First Focus


Statement: Biden budget will “fuel investment” in our children

| March 31, 2022 |

After studying President Biden’s FY 2023 budget proposal, released this week, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley offers the following statement:  “We’re pleased that President


Sunday marks two years of turning away children; Title 42 still causing harm to children and families

| March 18, 2022 |

Sunday marks two years since the U.S. government began misusing an obscure section of federal law known as Title 42 to turn away children,


“Good, solid budget” benefits children But leaves millions without free school meals

| March 15, 2022 |

The $1.5 trillion spending bill signed this afternoon by President Biden keeps the federal investment in children from returning to historic lows. During the


Texas transgender directive is “dangerous, discriminatory, and completely unacceptable”

| March 4, 2022 |

Governor Abbott’s recent directive to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and other state agencies to investigate gender-affirming care as child abuse


Child poverty, child care, children’s mental health, gun violence, and other issues addressed by President

| March 1, 2022 |

In tonight’s State of the Union address, President Biden made clear that the well-being of our nation’s children will remain a focus of his


“Family glitch” could soon disappear from Affordable Care Act

| February 2, 2022 |

The Biden Administration has ordered a review of regulations related to the Affordable Care Act with the aim of eliminating a flaw that excludes


Statement: End to settlement talks betrays migrant children

| December 17, 2021 |

In response to the news that the Biden Administration has ceased negotiations to financially compensate families separated at the border, First Focus on Children President