Posts for Children's Health

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...

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...
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