Policy Resource

Health Insurance: A Critical Support for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Download Files Jul 12, 2017

Low-income infants, toddlers, parents, and pregnant woman should have quality, affordable, publicly financed health insurance.

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide crucial preventive services and other health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enables many low-income parents to get coverage for the first time, either through Medicaid, in states that choose that option, or through subsidized coverage. Maintaining the structure and financing of these critical insurance programs will allow states to continue improving infants’, toddlers’, and parents’ health. Download the full brief to learn more.