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


Letter of Support: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACE) Act (S. 3085)

| November 13, 2023 |

Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Senators King and Murkowski, authors of the Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACE) (S. 3085)


Fact Sheet: The CHIPP Act – Securing Health Care Coverage for America’s Kids

| October 27, 2023 |

Every child should have access to stable, affordable, and quality health care coverage. For seven million children in the U.S., the Children’s Health Insurance


Issue Brief: Universal School Meals

| October 13, 2023 |

Both inside and outside the classroom, adequate nutrition is essential for a child’s well-being and development. However, an estimated 1.54 million U.S. students cannot


Letter of Support: Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act (H.R. 4758/S. 2372)

| October 6, 2023 |

Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Lori Trahan, authors of the Accelerating Kids’ Access to


Letter of Opposition: No Obamacare for Illegal Aliens Act (H.R. 4727/S. 2374)

| August 29, 2023 |

Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Senator J.D. Vance and Representative Josh Brecheen, authors of the No Obamacare for Illegal


First Focus Campaign for Children’s Farm Bill Priorities

| August 25, 2023 |

The Farm Bill offers a cross-cutting opportunity to prioritize children in our nutrition, environmental, and rural assistance programs. Please find below a list of


Issue Brief: The True Emergencies — Children’s Healthy Development

| August 2, 2023 |

This brief was led by First Focus with members of the Children’s Budget Coalition to summarize some of the vast and urgent needs of


Letter of Support: Hot Foods Act of 2023

| July 21, 2023 |

Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Representative Grace Meng and Senator Michael Bennett, authors of the Hot Foods Act of


Letter: Recommendations for July 2023 House Health Subcommittee Markup

| July 12, 2023 |

Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Frank Pallone, Chair and Ranking Member of the House


Letter: Exclude Medicaid work requirements from debt ceiling and federal budget negotiations

| May 19, 2023 |

First Focus Campaign for Children has joined other leading organizations on a letter to Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker McCarthy, and Minority