Track federal investments in our children. Search for funding data on more than 180 federal programs that benefit children by entering criteria in the fields below.
Wakely Consulting Group completed an actuarial value analysis to assess how CHIP stacks up with the Affordable Care Act’s qualified health plans (QHPs) in 35 states. First Focus has summarized the findings from Wakely’s final report, which confirms that when comparing CHIP with QHPs, across every category, almost without exception, CHIP is more affordable for families with significantly lower cost-sharing and it provides more comprehensive benefits for children, especially children with special health care needs. Read the summary.
More than 400 national, state, and local organizations sent a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leadership, urging action this year to protect the health of millions of children by protecting funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. Learn more.
A new Urban Institute analysis of federal spending and tax investments in children, Kids' Share 2013 offers alarming insights about the trend in federal investments in kids and the direction of future policy. It also underscores the importance of timely issues, like the federal tax reform debate, for America's children. Download Kids' Share 2013.
July 29, 2014
By Carrie Fitzgerald
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), passed
July 29, 2014
By Wendy Cervantes
Over the past few weeks the stories of child refugees fleeing unspeakable violence in Central America, as well as their uncertain fate in the…
July 23, 2014
By Meghan Mack
Over the last decade, many local and federal officials have worked to make the food served to our children in schools healthier so that all…