Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, author of the Insular Area Medicaid Parity Act (H.R.949). to express our support for the bill.

Excerpt from the letter:

Children’s health needs are unique. In the earliest years of their lives, they are rapidly developing. That development sets the foundation for the rest of their lives. If they are not consistently getting periodic, age-appropriate care, that foundation is weakened, potentially leading to costlier physical and behavioral health issues down the line. A prerequisite to ensuring children are receiving care that helps their early development is to ensure they have a consistent source of health coverage. Medicaid provides this crucial coverage to millions of children in the continental United States. Under current law, however, there are inequities in the Medicaid financing structure that are especially significant for children’s access to health coverage and care in the territories.

Read the full letter here.