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Safeguarding Provisions for Children in the New Health Law

03/22/2011

Safeguarding Provisions for Children in the New Health LawA year ago, the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. In this special report Children's Health Fund illustrates the important first steps that the new health law takes to increase insurance coverage and improve access to care for millions of children.

The report includes recommendations for actions that both the federal and state governments should consider, including support for community health centers, support for the work of federal agencies responsible for managing health reform, and, in the states, taking advantage of all opportunities for funding within the health reform law.

Report: Safeguarding Provisions for Children in the New Health Law »
Press Release: One-year Anniversary Of Health Care Law: Children's Health Fund Assesses Progress to Child Health »

Grading Health Care Reform - House Bill

Health Reform and Children — November 2009

Report Card: Child Health Provisions in Congressional Health Reform Bills

House Bill 

Grading Health Care Reform - Senate Bill

Health Reform and Children — December 2009

Report Card: Child Health Provisions in Congressional Health Reform Bills

Senate Bill

Paul Simon & Dr. Redlener on CNN's The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer

09/16/2009

CNN September 16, 2009

CHF Co-Founders, major pediatric provider groups and Congressional Leaders came together on the Capital Lawn to underscore the importance of health care reform for children.

Health Reform

In 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, historic health reform legislation that changed the ballgame for children and the health care system.  Over the past year, the law has come under intense scrutiny, with efforts to repeal the law and challenges in courts across the country.

Here’s what children and families stand to lose if health care law is repealed:

Advocacy

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.

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