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


Statement: HEAL for Immigrant Families Act expands health care access for immigrants

| May 13, 2021 |

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus Campaign for Children, made the following statement in response to the introduction of “The Health Equity and Access under


Letter: In support of the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act

| March 26, 2021 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors ofthe Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act (H.R. 1738 / S.


Statement for the Record: Examining Our Covid-19 Response: Improving Health Equity And Outcomes by Addressing Health Disparities

| March 25, 2021 |

First Focus Campaign for Children submitted the following testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions out of deep concern


Letter: In support of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Permanency (CHIPP) Act (H.R. 1791)

| March 22, 2021 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Permanency (CHIPP) Act (H.R. 1791)


COVID relief passes with aid for millions of children

| March 10, 2021 |

Biggest policy gain for children in decades The American Rescue Plan passed just moments ago by the House of Representatives marks the biggest policy


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