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Latest News: Children in Health Reform

Press Releases

  1. Report: ACA’s Next Phase Can Benefit from CHIP Outreach Lessons [May 12, 2014]
  2. Brief: CHIP Success a Model for ACA State-Federal Partnerships [February 25, 2014]
  3. CHIP a Useful Guide to ACA Roll Out and Enrollment, Researcher Finds [October 23, 2013]
  4. CHIP a Useful Guide to ACA Roll Out and Enrollment, Researcher Finds [October 23, 2013]
  5. Treasury Rule Denies Children, Makes Action on CHIP Critical [January 30, 2013]
  6. Affordable Care Act Foster Care Regulation a Win for Kids, Concerns With Rule’s Scope Could Limit Health Gains for Youth [January 16, 2013]
  7. House Fiscal Cliff Bills Would Increase Child Poverty [December 20, 2012]
  8. Advocates Urge President Obama to Fix the Families Glitch [July 31, 2012]
  9. Affordable Care Act Ruling a Major Victory for Children [June 28, 2012]
  10. Urban Institute Paper Shows the Affordable Care Act Delivers a Significant Investment in Children’s Health [March 22, 2012]
  11. Media Advisory: TweetUp on Affordable Care Act Wins for Kids Featuring Rep. Keith Ellison and Dr. George Askew of HHS [March 19, 2012]
  12. Fix the Health Care “Kid Glitch,” Says First Focus President Bruce Lesley [December 13, 2011]
  13. Parents Confirm CHIP and Medicaid Deliver the Care Kids Need [November 9, 2011]
  14. HHS Rules Help America’s Kids, Treasury Rules Potentially Harm Children’s Coverage [September 2, 2011]
  15. Health Insurance Companies Choose Bottom Lines Over the Health of Our Children [August 5, 2011]
  16. Ryan Budget Cuts CHIP and Medicaid, Risks the Health of America’s Children [April 7, 2011]
  17. New Report Calls for Increased Integration Across Child Programs [March 28, 2011]
  18. Affordable Care Act is Growing a Healthy Future [March 23, 2011]
  19. Child Advocates Urge Governors to Protect Children, Propose Cost-Saving Alternative for States [March 1, 2011]
  20. Two Years Later, CHIP Remains a Vital Lifeline for Millions of Kids [February 4, 2011]
  21. First Focus Report Finds Medicaid Savings from Health Reform Will Exceed Costs to State Budgets by a Significant Margin [December 1, 2010]
  22. First Focus Praises the Administration for Pressuring Insurance Companies to Cover all Kids [October 13, 2010]
  23. Child Advocates Condemn Insurance Companies for Not Complying with Health Reform Law [September 22, 2010]
  24. CHIP Comes of Age: First Focus Celebrates 13 Years of Success in Covering Kids! [August 5, 2010]
  25. First Focus Calls for Further Guidance on Enrolling Children with Pre-Existing Conditions [July 28, 2010]
  26. First Focus Celebrates Appointment of Pediatrician to Lead CMS [July 8, 2010]
  27. Over 130 Organizations Join in Support of Berwick to Lead CMS [June 17, 2010]
  28. Children’s Groups Speak out on the Elimination of Pre-existing Condition Exclusions for Kids [April 28, 2010]
  29. Expert: Children with Pre-Existing Conditions Should be Covered Now [April 28, 2010]
  30. Children’s Health Insurance Signed into Law [August 17, 2009]

In the News

  1. Advocates fear tax-credit rule will exclude some from health-care benefit [April 16, 2012]
  2. Public Programs That Work -- Good News on Children's Coverage [February 29, 2012]
  3. Health Reform Sparks Debate On Future Of Children’s Health Program [February 7, 2011]
  4. 10 Reasons Why Repealing Health Reform Would Harm Children [January 28, 2011]
  5. Reach of Subsidies Is Critical Issue for Health Plan [May 6, 2010]
  6. Senate’s ‘Gang of Six’ key to healthcare reform [May 6, 2010]
  7. What would Julia Child say? [May 6, 2010]
  8. Study Shows CHIP Enrollees Would Be Worse Off in Overhaul, Group Says [May 6, 2010]
  9. Rockefeller Salvages the CHIP Program [May 6, 2010]
  10. Democrats Force Changes In Baucus Health Bill [May 6, 2010]
  11. Health Reform Sparks Debate On Future Of Children's Health Program [May 6, 2010]
  12. Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater? [May 6, 2010]
  13. Could WA Lose Coverage in Federal Health Care Reform? [May 6, 2010]
  14. Guest Opinion: House health reform bill would kill children’s health care [May 6, 2010]
  15. Health reform may set up 2013 funding fight for Montana program for kids [May 6, 2010]
  16. Poll limns provisions of a more limited health-care reform bill [May 5, 2010]
  17. Flap on Children's Coverage Settled [May 5, 2010]

Top of Our List

  1. Franken's Family Care Act Aims to Fix the Kids Glitch [June 9, 2014]
  2. Celebrate the 12th Annual National Healthy Schools Day [April 7, 2014]
  3. PA Medicaid Waiver Proposal: Governor Corbett Changes His Tune But Not Enough [March 7, 2014]
  4. Obamacare Offers a “Welcome Mat” to Get Eligible Kids into Coverage [October 3, 2013]
  5. Effective Communications can Connect Kids to Coverage [August 26, 2013]
  6. The Affordable Care Act’s Impact for Former Foster Youth [January 17, 2013]
  7. The New and Improved KidsWellCampaign.org [November 5, 2012]
  8. A Real Debate on Medicaid [August 28, 2012]
  9. Consumer Recommendations for ACA Implementation [August 13, 2012]
  10. Finally People are Talking About Medicaid [August 9, 2012]
  11. Prognosis ACA: Two Years Later Children are Healthier and Better Off [March 20, 2012]
  12. Public Programs That Work - Good News on Children's Coverage [February 29, 2012]
  13. Gov. Fallin to Babies: Pull Yourselves Up by Your Own Booties [January 12, 2012]
  14. Why Health Reform is Not Just About Health Care [November 17, 2011]
  15. First Focus Recently Submitted Comments to the Treasury Department and Health Human Services in Response to the Proposed Rules Related to the Affordable Care Act. [November 4, 2011]
  16. New Funding for CHIP Outreach Will Engage School Districts and Technology to Enroll More Kids [September 20, 2011]
  17. Another Health Reform Win for Children: HHS Provides Money to Boost Childhood Immunization [September 8, 2011]
  18. Benefits to Virginia's Children Lost in Debate [March 23, 2011]
  19. First Focus Celebrates Health Care Reform Anniversary [March 23, 2011]
  20. First Focus Responds to Senator Hatch’s Plans for Health Reform [March 21, 2011]
  21. States in Need of Help?: It’s Time to End the Medicare Drug Clawback [March 1, 2011]
  22. 10 Reasons Why Repealing Health Reform Would Harm Children [January 10, 2011]
  23. 2010 Kids Policy Roundup [December 23, 2010]
  24. Trouble for Children’s Hospitals [December 14, 2010]
  25. Health Care Reform to Save States Billions [December 2, 2010]
  26. Nominate an Outstanding Advocate for RWJ’s Community Health Leaders Program- Deadline this Friday! [October 19, 2010]
  27. News Stories Reveal that Insurance Companies will Not Play by the Rules [September 23, 2010]
  28. Children’s Lives Will Be Changed For the Better [September 21, 2010]
  29. Benefits to Real People, Real Lives [April 12, 2010]
  30. Health Reform Battles Lie Ahead [April 2, 2010]
  31. Health Reform Begins With Children [March 25, 2010]
  32. Covering the Unique Health Care Needs of Children [August 20, 2009]

Events

  1. Keys to Kids Care: Unlocking Ideas to Improve Care for Kids in Medicaid [July 1, 2013]
  2. #PreventionFund TwitterStorm [February 22, 2013]
  3. SPARC Webinar: Child Welfare and the Affordable Care Act [February 8, 2013]
  4. Webinar - The Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Childhood Asthma [August 29, 2012]
  5. Affordable Care Act Tweetup featuring Dr. George Askew of HHS [March 19, 2012]
  6. Fixing the Kids Glitch Congressional briefing [December 12, 2011]
  7. WEBINAR: How Human Services Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation [November 1, 2011]
  8. Capitol Hill Briefing: Health Reform - The Impact on our Nation’s Children [July 22, 2010]

Library Items: Reports

  1. Outreach, Enrollment and Retention [May 12, 2014]
  2. Successfully Navigating the CHIP State-Federal Relationship and Challenges to State Implementation [February 21, 2014]
  3. CHIP Roll Out and Early Enrollment – Implications for the ACA [October 23, 2013]
  4. CHIP Roll Out and Early Enrollment – Implications for the ACA [October 23, 2013]
  5. Smart Strategies for Health Care Reform and Human Services Integration [August 15, 2013]
  6. Prospects for Continued Progress on Children’s Health Insurance in the Seven Southwestern States [October 10, 2012]
  7. Medicaid Block Grants are Bad for Kids [September 7, 2011]
  8. Net Effects of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets [December 1, 2010]
  9. Net Effects of the Affordable Care Act on [December 1, 2010]
  10. The Recession and Child Maltreatment [November 17, 2010]
  11. Achieving Optimal Health and Healthcare for All Children: How We Can Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Children's Health and Healthcare [March 15, 2010]
  12. Health Reform and Adolescents [March 15, 2010]
  13. Creating Comprehensive and Stable Health Insurance Coverage for All Children: Identifying and Working to Resolve the "Four-Pathway" Challenge [March 15, 2010]
  14. The Impact of the Health Americans Act on Children's Health Coverage [March 15, 2010]
  15. How Capping the Tax Exclusion May Disproportionately Burden Children & Families [March 15, 2010]
  16. Children in Health Reform: Comparing CHIP to the Exchange Plans [March 15, 2010]
  17. Covering Children and their Parents: The Massachusetts Model and Implications for National Health Reform [March 15, 2010]
  18. Implications of Health Care Reform for Children Currently Enrolled in CHIP Programs [March 15, 2010]
  19. Effective Healthcare Reform Starts with a Tax Fix [March 15, 2010]

Library Items: Fact Sheets

  1. Comparing Affordability and Benefits Between CHIP and Qualified Health Plans in 35 States: Which Coverage is Best for Kids? [July 28, 2014]
  2. Why CHIP is Still Critical for Kids [February 4, 2014]
  3. Children's Health in the President's 2014 Budget [April 19, 2013]
  4. Making Health Insurance Exchanges Work for Kids [April 2, 2013]
  5. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Coverage for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care [January 17, 2013]
  6. Defining Essential Health Benefits: What’s Needed for Children? [December 11, 2012]
  7. 10 Reasons Why Extending Medicaid Coverage is Important for Kids [September 12, 2012]
  8. Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Ruling a Major Win for America’s Children [June 28, 2012]
  9. Federal Health Expenditures on Children on the Eve of Health Reform: Summary & Recommendations [March 22, 2012]
  10. The Affordable Care Act: A Major Win for Children's Health [March 20, 2012]
  11. Comments for the Federal Register about Regulations in the Affordable Care Act [February 22, 2012]
  12. Fixing the Family Glitch: Treasury Regulations Put Children’s Coverage at Risk [December 13, 2011]
  13. Impact of the Debt Ceiling Agreement on Child Health Programs [September 15, 2011]
  14. Chairman Ryan's Proposed FY 2012 Budget Resolution Risks the Health and Future of Our Nation's Children [April 7, 2011]
  15. Fast Facts: Children's Health Coverage [February 3, 2011]
  16. 10 Reasons Why Repealing Health Reform Would Harm Children [January 11, 2011]
  17. Medicaid Savings from Health Reform Will Exceed Costs to State Budgets by a Significant Margin [December 2, 2010]
  18. Join the Secretary's "Connecting Kids to Coverage" Challenge [August 31, 2010]
  19. What the Passage of Health Reform Means for Children [April 29, 2010]
  20. Essential Elements for Children in Health Reform [March 25, 2010]
  21. Health Reform for Children [March 18, 2010]
  22. Poll Summary: Cover all Children from Head to Toe [March 18, 2010]
  23. Massachusetts: A Model for Success in Building on Existing Public Programs to Assure Health Coverage for Children and Families [March 17, 2010]
  24. Children Currently Enrolled in CHIP will Face Higher Costs if Moved into Exchange [March 17, 2010]

Library Items: Legislative Comparisons

  1. Congressional Health Reform Proposals: How Do Children Fare? [March 25, 2010]

Library Items: Polling and Opinion Research

  1. Poll Results: Covering Children in Health Reform [March 25, 2010]
  2. First Focus Poll: Children and Health Reform [March 25, 2010]

Library Items: Advertisements

  1. Lost in the Shuffle [March 17, 2010]
  2. Fix What's Broken [March 17, 2010]
  3. Health Reform Starts with Children [March 15, 2010]

Library Items: Letters and Correspondence

  1. Families Glitch Letter to President Obama [December 6, 2012]
  2. ACA Treasury Regulations - Letter to the President [July 26, 2012]
  3. Letter to Secretary Sebelius on Medicaid Exchange Rules [May 8, 2012]
  4. Comments for the Federal Register about Regulations in the Affordable Care Act [February 22, 2012]
  5. Essential Health Benefits letter to HHS [February 1, 2012]
  6. Comments Submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the Proposed Rules to the Affordable Care Act on Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plan Comments [November 3, 2011]
  7. Comments Submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Rules to the Affordable Care Act on Exchange Functions [November 3, 2011]
  8. Comments Submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Rules to the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid Eligibility [November 3, 2011]
  9. Comments Submitted to the Treasury Department on Proposed Rules to the Affordable Care Act [November 3, 2011]
  10. Comments Submitted to the Treasury Department and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Proposed Rules to the Affordable Care Act [November 2, 2011]
  11. April 7, 2011: Letter to Chairman Ryan and Ranking Member Van Hollen [April 8, 2011]
  12. August 4, 2010: Letter to HHS Providing Comment on Dependent Coverage of Children [August 5, 2010]
  13. June 16: Letter to Senate Leadership in Support of Dr. Berwick's Nomination to Lead CMS [June 16, 2010]
  14. Aug. 5, 2009: Letter to Members of Congress [March 23, 2010]
  15. July 8, 2009: Letter to the Senate Finance Committee [March 23, 2010]
  16. May 26, 2009: Letter to the Senate Finance Committee [March 23, 2010]
  17. May 22, 2009: Letter to the Senate Finance Committee [March 23, 2010]
  18. May 14, 2009: Letter to the Senate Finance Committee [March 23, 2010]
  19. April 23, 2009: Letter to President Obama [March 23, 2010]
  20. February 6, 2009: Letters to President Obama and Congressional Leadership [March 23, 2010]
  21. December 9, 2009: Letter to Senator Casey [March 23, 2010]
  22. November 11, 2008: Letter to the Senate Finance Committee [March 23, 2010]

Library Items: Messaging Resources

  1. ACA Messaging Recommendations - 1/2012 Memo to State Partners [January 25, 2012]
  2. Effective Messages to Protect Children in Health Reform [March 25, 2010]
  3. The Children's Health Lexicon [March 25, 2010]

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