One of the Academy's long-standing advocacy priorities is ensuring children have access to high-quality, age-appropriate, affordable health insurance. This includes working with Congress, the Administration, state policymakers and within the judicial system to protect and strengthen Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act.

Preserving Medicaid and CHIP Coverage

As states across the country review their Medicaid programs and determine who is still eligible, the Academy is undertaking extensive advocacy efforts to ensure children do not inappropriately lose their health care coverage and equipping pediatricians with tools to help inform families.

Our Advocacy Priorities

Children have unique health care needs. Health insurance coverage must be designed with their needs in mind, setting them up for success and lifelong health. 

In addition, AAP continues to support efforts to reach and enroll eligible children in health insurance coverage and ensure that parents have health insurance, so they can keep themselves and their families healthy. 

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