Providing quality health insurance is an investment in the future of our children. Health coverage provides a foundation for children to get the care they need to succeed in school and life. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other health care reforms, health insurance is more fair, more affordable, and more accessible than ever before. Children’s uninsured rate is at an all time low.
Quality coverage for kids means more than just an insurance card—it means easy enrollment and a benefits package that covers child-centered services and is also affordable. Childhood developmental screenings, hearing aids, pediatric specialty care, and more are essential for children to reach their full potential. We also need to make it seamless to keep children enrolled.
With our partners, we are working to make sure health coverage works for all children and is tailored to their unique needs. We are working to make sure all health coverage options, including those sold through the ACA federal and state marketplaces, define the pediatric services category of the essential health benefits so that coverage packages can reflect the child-specific services they need most. We also help protect and strengthen Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the two programs that historically have been successful in providing child-specific health benefits to the nation’s most vulnerable children.
Partnerships & Community:
Through community-based partnerships, we keep our finger on the pulse of health coverage issues that are impacting children and families the most.
We serve as a voice for children and work to improve a system of coverage that serves our children and their specific needs. We lead efforts to ensure California’s system of enrolling children and families in coverage is easy and seamless and that the system keeps children and families covered for as long as they are eligible. We also join statewide and national partners to advocate critical health care reforms impacting millions of children and families.