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Children & Youth

National Council Staff, Members Testify at Congressional Hearings on Mental Health

This week, several congressional committees held hearings on the U.S. mental healthcare system. The National Council congratulates our staff and members who testified at these [...]

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HHS Awards Bonuses to States for Enrollment of Children in Health Coverage

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $296 million to states for ensuring more children have health coverage. The performance bonus [...]

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Youth Health Insurance Enrollment Under the ACA Exceeding Expectations

In a recent article, Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on how healthcare reform and its benefits are already well underway and exceeding expectations. An estimated [...]

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Issue Brief: How Medicaid Protects the Health of Children and Vulnerable Populations

A recent issue brief released by First Focus examines the impact that Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage have on children and vulnerable [...]

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Measuring Outcomes, Improving Services: How to Make Outcomes Management Work for Your Organization

Implementing an outcomes measurement system – and putting the data to work to improve services and outcomes – can present both challenges and opportunities. Does [...]

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Affordable Care Act Explained: New Brochure Series

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a new series of brochures to help Americans understand the Affordable Care Act and how it [...]

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The Challenge of Insurance Coverage for Children: New Resources, Strategies

On an average day in 2008, 7.3 million children were uninsured. 4.7 million of these children (65 percent) were eligible for Medicaid or CHIP but [...]

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Sept. 23 Coverage Milestones: Your Questions Answered

On Sept. 23, the six-month anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, several significant components of healthcare reform went into [...]

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National Council Webinar Examines Primary and Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatrics

Primary and behavioral health integration for children and adolescents brings unique opportunities and challenges. Hear from Dr. Marian Earls from the APP’s Task Force on [...]

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Documentation Changes Streamline Enrollment

A new Families USA fact sheet provides detailed information on new citizenship documentation requirements aimed at streamlining enrollment in Medicaid, CHIP, and other public programs.

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