Healthy Kids

No child should be denied healthcare. In recent years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act have expanded access to comprehensive medical care for children. We must work to preserve and build upon this progress.

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Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” was passed in 2010 and was an historic step forward for improving access for children and families to quality, affordable health care.

Among the chief benefits for kids: it prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions; it protects families if their child needs extensive care; it increases coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which insures millions of children; and it extends coverage for youth up to the age of 26 years old.

As a result, the number of uninsured children has dropped dramatically since the law’s implementation.  Every Child Matters is working to preserve the progress we’ve made and continue to improve the health care and wellness of all children.

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Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was the first major piece of legislation to guarantee health care access for children, especially low-income children. It provides health coverage through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs.  

CHIP is funded jointly by states and the federal government and administered by states. The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, increased coverage for kids through CHIP and insured millions of additional children as a result.

Every Child Matters is working to preserve the progress we’ve made and continue to improve the health care and wellness of all children.

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Medicaid

Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is funded jointly by states and the federal government, and administered by states.

Every Child Matters is working to preserve the progress we’ve made and continue to improve the health care and wellness of all low-income families.