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Latest News on Child Health

Medicaid Matters for Kids Mondays - Charlie
Jan 14, 2019

Speak Now for Kids is celebrating Medicaid Matters for Kids Mondays with posts highlighting the importance of Medicaid in children’s access to health care. This week, we spoke with 2018 Family Advocacy Day alum Charlie’s mom, Shelby, to learn how Medicaid helps her family. Charlie is a 3-year-old little boy filled...

Spina Bifida: Carter's Story
Jan 10, 2019

About 120,000 babies are affected by birth defects each year in the United States. Not only can birth defects lead to lifelong challenges and disabilities, they are also the most common cause of death in infants and the second most common cause of death in children aged 1 to 4...

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.