Posts for Children's Health

Children in Foster Care Need More Holistic Health Care

Over the last few years, states have witnessed widespread failings within agencies charged with overseeing the well-being of children in foster care.

Marketplace-CHIP Comparability Study Is Out: Where Do We Go from Here?

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long awaited Certification of Comparability of Pediatric Coverage Offered by Qualified Health Plans.

Have You Checked Your State’s Essential Health Benefits Selection Lately? It’s Worth a Look.

This November, Maine is feeling thankful that the ACA is improving coverage for children and adults with autism.

Policy Prescriptions for Federal Child Nutrition Programs to Improve Child Health

Children need healthy food to learn, grow and thrive. Unfortunately, our researchers and pediatricians at Children’s HealthWatch encounter families every day struggling to afford enough food for all family members – a condition known as food insecurity.

Treating Maternal Depression: The Need for a Two-Generation Approach

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force released a new proposal recommending that all women who are pregnant or within one year of giving birth be screened for depression.

We can reduce health disparities and ensure that ALL children have health coverage

Ensuring that families of all ethnic backgrounds access the health care they need to be healthy is one of the most important things we can do for our nation’s children.

Medicaid reform – A Tale of Two States

Medicaid provides health and financial security for millions of low-income, working Americans. Despite the fact that Medicaid is as efficient as (or even more efficient than) private insurance, it is often a target of state budget cuts.

Insurance coverage for parents and kids creates long-term success and health

The Institute for Research on Poverty released a new study that provides further confirmation that Medicaid and CHIP contribute to the long-term health and success of children

CHIP Success: Where Do We Go From Here?

Yesterday, we alerted our partners to the great news that the Senate had passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
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