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First Focus on Children calls for urgent action to address rise in uninsured children

| September 10, 2019 |

Contact: Michele Kayal,, text/call: 703-919-8778 The U.S. Census Bureau today released 2018 data that show the number of children without health insurance in America

Trump Budget Harms Kids & Families by Slashing $1.5 Trillion from Medicaid and CHIP

| May 23, 2017 |

The FY 2018 budget proposal released today by the Trump Administration includes a host of provisions that would dramatically cut health care access, coverage,

160,000 reasons Arizona should reinstate KidsCare coverage

| January 15, 2016 |

“There’s no reason not to act,” are the words from the Arizona Republic’s editorial board on re-establishing KidsCare in Arizona. No reason not to,

Making progress for children in 2015

| January 14, 2016 |

Together with our outstanding partners at the national, state, and local levels, we are making some progress for kids once again. It sometimes isn’t

Children cannot afford the ‘Cadillac Tax’

| January 6, 2016 |

This blog post originally appeared in Huffington Post. We are beginning to see signs that Congress may be willing to move beyond the partisan

By the Numbers: Kids in the Democratic Presidential Debate

| October 15, 2015 |

Tuesday night, Democrats took the stage for their first 2016 presidential debate. Many issues from gun control to income inequality were discussed and fortunately

By the Numbers: Kids in the GOP Presidential Debate

| August 14, 2015 |

Last week’s Republican presidential primary debate covered a lot of ground. I wondered how mentions of children compared with other issues. Here’s what I

Parents value affordability and broad benefits most when it comes to insurance for their children

| June 22, 2015 |

On June 16th, the Kaiser Family Foundation released an issue brief detailing the results from 14 focus groups held across six American cities. Half

Children’s Coverage Moving Forward: CHIP Must Be Funded Until Comparable Coverage is Assured

| June 4, 2015 |

On April 16, 2015, the President signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) (H.R. 2) (P.L. 114-110), legislation to

‘The Health of the Child is the Power of the Nation’

| April 28, 2015 |

“The health of the child is the power of the nation.” — U.S. Children’s Bureau, 1918 By large margins, the United States Senate and House of