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Latest News on Child Health

The Start of Medicaid Matters for Kids Mondays
Feb 01, 2016

Starting February 1, and continuing every Monday for the rest of the year, Speak Now for Kids will share facts and personal stories about Medicaid and how this program impacts children’s health. Throughout 2016, you will learn about new kids and get an update on some former Speak Now for...

January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month
Jan 05, 2016

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects affect about one in 33 newborns in the United States. This year’s awareness month will focus on how expecting and existing mothers can make healthy choices, in order to help prevent...

Top Issues in Children’s Health

ACE Kids Act

The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2014 (ACE Kids Act) is a proposal to improve how care is delivered to America’s children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP provides free or low-cost health coverage to more than eight million children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.