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.