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This is the second of a two-part webinar series on children’s coverage. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides numerous tools for states to improve health coverage, including for children. However, the focus in implementation is primarily on the adults who will become newly eligible for affordable coverage through the Medicaid expansion and new health insurance exchanges. Following on NASHP’s May 14 webinar, The Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage, and NASHP’s recent publication, Keeping Children’s Coverage Strong in the Context of the Affordable Care Act: Perspectives from State Children’s Health Insurance Leaders this second webinar will discuss key issues for children in health care reform design and implementation, and reasons to keep a spotlight on kids. Presentations will include a discussion of complex coverage scenarios for children, opportunities and challenges in the final federal rules on eligibility, and how Massachusetts integrated children’s coverage programs into state reform efforts and what issues remain as the state looks toward implementation of federal reforms.
Catherine Hess, NASHP Managing Director for Coverage and Access will be joined by:
- Genevieve Kenney, Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute
- Stacey McMorrow, Research Associate, Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute
- Jocelyn Guyer, Co-Executive Director, the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
This webinar was supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.