Information and Updates
2018 State Child Health Policy Trends
The Children’s Hospital Association has released the 2018 State Child Health Policy Trends Report. The report touches on Medicaid reimbursement, supplemental payments, financing mechanisms, managed care, delivery system and payment reforms, and eligibility restrictions; the private insurance market; behavioral health; and emerging issues at the state level. Read the report.
Florida's Early Childhood Tests Go Too Far in the Wrong Direction
Department of Justice Position on Texas Lawsuit Calling for ACA Repeal – Implications for Children’s Coverage
On June 7, the Department of Justice filed a brief in the case Texas v. Azar, which states that the department will not defend key private insurance consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the pending case’schallenge of the law’s constitutionality. Specifically, the administration asserts that the law’s community rating and guaranteed issue requirements are unconstitutional as a result of the repeal of the individual mandate tax penalty in the 2017 tax reform bill. The Children’s Hospital Association has prepared background information about the impact of this on children’s health.
Trump Administration’s Public Charge Proposal Could Impact 2.1 Million People in the Sunshine State
The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Issues Fourth in Series of Briefs on the Future of Children's Health Care Coverage
Medicaid, along with CHIP, serves four out of five young children in poverty. Yet Medicaid can do more to elevate the needs of these children. Prioritizing young children in Medicaid through cross-sector, innovative practice change has the potential to improve their lifetime trajectories, overall population health and long-run savings.
This new brief examines ways for state and federal policymakers to use Medicaid and CHIP to more effectively put young children on the best path for success in school and in life.