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


The Promises We Must Make to Our Children: Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Transition Team

| January 4, 2021 |

The kids are not alright. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession, we were failing our kids on a whole range of domestic


Letter: In support of the Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act

| December 8, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser in support of the Minor Consent for Vaccinations


Webinar: How we can protect kids’ health

| November 19, 2020 |

On Friday, November 20th at 10 am ET, we’re teaming up with the amazing team at MomsRising, who is working to mobilize over one million


Letter: Urgent request to extend 2020 Census deadline

| October 15, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Senate leadership with an urgent request to include extended deadlines for 2020 Census processing


Key Stats on the Effect of COVID-19 on Kids

| October 12, 2020 |

Updated on October 12, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is doing more than exposing the racial, ethnic, and economic disparities existing in our society; it


Letter: In support of the Women and Climate Change Act (H.R. 1880/S. 868)

| October 7, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of the Women and Climate Change Act (H.R. 1880/S. 868), in


Letter: In support of the Environmental Justice for All Act (H.R. 5986|S. 4401)

| August 25, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of the Environmental Justice for All Act (H.R. 5986 | S.


Congress Must Act Quickly to Pass Additional Relief for Struggling Children and Families

| August 10, 2020 |

Given recent spikes in COVID-19 caseloads, an economic crisis that continues to deepen, and an upcoming school year faced with daunting challenges, it is


Letter: We must ensure that this historic public health pandemic does not threaten our children’s future

| August 10, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses with a set of recommendations to address the needs


Statement: Children gain coverage, access in new legislation

| June 25, 2020 |

 First Focus Campaign for Children is pleased that The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 1425), unveiled today by chairs of the House health