Press Releases

CCF Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Following is a statement by CCF Co-Executive Directors Jocelyn Guyer and Joan Alker on today’s Supreme Court decision. “Today is a good day for America’s children and families. The Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and our nation can now continue to implement the law of the land.   This […]

4.9 Million Uninsured Parents Stand to Gain Medicaid Coverage Under Affordable Care Act

While historic progress has been made in lowering the number of uninsured children in the United States, the number of uninsured parents has soared as fewer employers offered their workers health insurance and strict eligibility limits were in place for adults in need of Medicaid coverage.  The Affordable Care Act will extend cost-effective Medicaid coverage […]

Georgetown University Report Finds Sequestration Replacement Bill Would Undermine Success in Helping Uninsured Kids

WASHINGTON, DC — Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families released an analysis of the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act and its impact on children in need of affordable health care coverage. “The measure would weaken the cost-effective Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program that have worked so successfully to help uninsured children,” said Jocelyn Guyer, […]

Georgetown University Report Finds Children’s Health Law Has Worked Well

WASHINGTON, DC — Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families released a progress report on the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), which was signed into law three years ago. Since its enactment, the law has helped drive the number of uninsured children down by one million. The new law, which […]

Proposed Medicaid Premiums Threaten Children’s Health Coverage in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — The monthly premiums that the State of Florida hopes to impose on all Medicaid beneficiaries could result in 800,000 Florida children and parents leaving the program  and risking their access to health coverage because they cannot afford to pay the fees, according to new research by the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown […]

Affordable Care Act Has the Potential to Cut Uninsured Rate for Children by Another 40% in 2014

An estimated 3.2 million children could gain health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, according to a joint report by the Urban Institute and Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families appearing today in the journal “Health Affairs”. Funded through The Atlantic Philanthropies’ KidsWell initiative, the new analysis provides the first in depth estimates […]