One of the Academy’s advocacy priorities is ensuring children have access to the high-quality, affordable health care that meets their unique needs. The Academy is currently working at the state and federal levels to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), keep Medicaid strong and renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The expandable list below includes the following state-by-state fact sheets, highlighting how each of these programs support and improve children’s health:
Children’s Coverage Snapshot Fact Sheets: Uses data on the ACA, Medicaid and CHIP to highlight how all three programs have worked together to ensure children’s access to health coverage (in partnership with Georgetown University Policy Institute Center for Children and Families)
CHIP Fact Sheets: Outlines how each state’s CHIP program works for children (in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy)
Medicaid Fact Sheets: Explains the importance of Medicaid for children in each state (in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Association)