One of the Academy's top advocacy priorities is ensuring children have access to 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) and to protect and strengthen Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The expandable list below includes the following state-by-state fact sheets, highlighting how ACA protections and Medicaid and CHIP support and improve children's health:
State Medicaid and CHIP Snapshots, 2018: Underscores importance of Medicaid in providing coverage for children to help them grow up healthy and thrive (in partnership with Georgetown University Policy Institute Center for Children and Families)
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 Georgetown University Policy Institute Center for Children and Families )
Medicaid Fact Sheets: Explains the importance of Medicaid for children in each state (in partnership with the Children's Hospital Association)
EPSDT State Profiles: Provides detailed information each state Medicaid program's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit and how this compares to AAP/Bright Futures guidelines and recommendations (supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration).
Learn more about this document in Using Your State EPSDT Profile.