Approved 1135 Waivers and State Plan Amendments for COVID-19

Introduction Section 1135 of the Social Security Act allows the Health and Human Services Secretary to waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP requirements during a national emergency. The purpose of this authority is to ensure that during an emergency sufficient health care services are available to Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP `beneficiaries.  As of March 13, […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

In response to the public health emergency caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families has created this resource center to keep you up to date on the latest in health coverage. Research and Reports Approved 1135 Waivers and State Plan Amendments for COVID-19 Tracker Families First Coronavirus Response […]

Latino Children’s Coverage

Having health insurance is important for children to grow and thrive. Latino children are more likely than other children to be uninsured, but efforts to reduce this coverage disparity by expanding affordable coverage options such as Medicaid, CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act paid off – the rate of uninsured Latino children decreased to historic […]

Strategies to Address Alarming Decline in Children’s Health Coverage

In this blog series, CCF Executive Director and Research Professor Joan Alker previews her ninth annual report on children’s health coverage and examines the alarming increase in the number of uninsured children after years of bipartisan success in reducing the child uninsured rate.  Research Professor Tricia Brooks — a policy expert and former state CHIP […]

CCF Annual Child Health Policy Conference 2019

Building a Stronger Foundation for Kids CCF Annual Child Health Policy Conference July 30-August 1, 2019 Tuesday, July 30, 2019   SESSION SPEAKERS 12:00 PM LAYING THE GROUNDWORK: Welcome & Keynote Lunch Plenary: Political Landscape Joan Alker, Georgetown CCF Katie Beckmann, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (moderator) Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies Dean Rosen, […]

2019 Medicaid and CHIP Snapshot Data Sources

Name of CHIP Program               Kaiser Family Foundation, CHIP Program Name and Type, State Health Facts (as of May 1, 2015). Please note that effective 2013 the former California CHIP program,California Healthy Families Program has been converted into Medi-Cal. Type of CHIP Program Kaiser Family Foundation, CHIP Program Name and Type, State Health Facts (as of May 1, 2015). Number […]