Posts for Children's Health

New Tools to Cut Medicaid Churning

One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to increase the number of people who have access to health insurance, no matter what their life or economic circumstances. We are all working hard to ensure the ACA...

Child Obesity Rates Fall: What does this tell us about health care access?

There was good news this week for children and their future health. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports that obesity rates among children ages two to five has dropped over the past decade, from 14...

What’s in your network?

Network adequacy – the ability of a health plan to provide enrollees with timely access to needed care included in the benefit contract – continues to capture headlines throughout the country as states consider how to engage in the conversation...

Happy Anniversary, CHIPRA! Why it matters, and what’s next

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), which extended the authorization for CHIP. In honor of this anniversary, we want to reflect on all the great gains in children’s health coverage we've made...

Takeaways from NEACH’s 2013 Children’s Health Summit

Earlier this month, the New England Alliance for Children’s Health team gathered with our partners from around New England to discuss current events and future issues in children’s health policy. We were pleased that partners from all six New England...

50-state Report: Kids Coverage Improving Thanks to Medicaid and CHIP

Our friends at Georgetown Center for Children and Families today released their 50-state report on children’s health coverage, which provides a detailed picture of the coverage landscape for kids. Overall, the news is positive: 92.8 percent of kids have insurance...

Enrolling Thousands of Medicaid Beneficiaries is a Snap (Pun Intended!)

A handful of states are quickly enrolling certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants into Medicaid.

There’s A Hole in Our Bucket: Addressing Children’s Health Insurance Churn

Pursuing health coverage for all children can sometimes feel like pouring water into a leaky bucket. Even when outreach and enrollment efforts are strong, a substantial portion of children will lose their insurance at least once.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids: Making Sure Families Can Afford Pediatric Dental Benefits Under the ACA

I always tell my kids, don’t forget to brush your teeth! As we gear up for open enrollment in October, that phrase takes on a whole new meaning: Don’t forget to buy your pediatric coverage.
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