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Millions of children in the United States are medically underserved: they have limited access to health care, lack health insurance, face transportation barriers, fall through the social safety net or simply don’t have access to a doctor because of a shortage of health professionals.

CHF works to address each of these issues and more, both on the ground through our programs and through experience-based advocacy on behalf of public policies that address these barriers to care.

CHF believes all children should have access to comprehensive health care. For some children, an enhanced medical home is best suited to meet their complex health needs. CHF supports a strong child health care safety net, supported by the public health insurance programs Medicaid and CHIP.

Passage of historic health care reform was a critical first step to ensuring that more children have a chance to live healthy, productive lives. CHF’s advocacy continues to ensure these gains are preserved for children and families.

Find out about current issues by visiting our Advocacy Action Center.