Posts for Children's Health

Take 2: Essential Health Benefits – Wait, didn’t we just do that?

As we enter the fall of 2014, the window of opportunity to influence what benefits are required in Marketplace plans is opening. While the essential health benefits (EHB) package is already set for 2015, advocates have the opportunity to influence...

Back-to-School Shopping List: Clothes, Schools Supplies and…Health Care Coverage

It's back to school season, we view this as a prime opportunity to work with other outreach and enrollment groups to maximize their participation at back-to-school events and help link families to health coverage.

A National Food Fight: Congress vs. Our Nation's Children

The House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on an agricultural appropriations bill that included a new waiver process allowing local school districts to opt-out of the new nutrition requirements enacted in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.

Medicaid and CHIP: Proven Tools to Reduce Health Disparities

Today is CHIP’s 17th birthday! As we reflect on the success of this important program, a recent report nicely summarizes its impact.

What Exactly Is MACPAC?

If you’ve been following children’s health policy lately, you have probably been hearing the term MACPAC bandied about. You might have thought, “What is MACPAC? Is this some new version of Pac-Man?” Those are excellent questions, which we will answer...

Children’s Vision Massachusetts: Opening Eyes. Opening Doors.

As much of our energy is focused the “big” policy issues of coverage and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, an often overlooked health issue for children is vision care. Vision issues impact 5 percent to 10 percent of...

Recognizing National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, and it is a great time to reflect on the unique health needs of youth who are or have been in foster care and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helps to support these...

Schools don’t have to be experts- Just be ALL IN

This entry was originally posted on the California Coverage & Health Intiatives blog.  The idea that schools are a link to successful children and families is not new. Growing up, my parents received all types of information from my school...

Update: Medicaid Expansion Becomes a Reality in New Hampshire

At the beginning of March, we were thrilled to report that the bi-partisan way had been paved for New Hampshire to expand its Medicaid program. With Senate approval of Senate Bill 413 in hand, the House passed the Medicaid expansion...
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