Medicaid, along with CHIP, serves four out of five young children in poverty. Yet Medicaid can do more to elevate the needs of these children. This paper examines ways for state and federal policymakers to use Medicaid and CHIP to more effectively put young children on the best path for success in school and in life.
Report September 16, 2021
A new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families shows that a state’s decision on whether to expand Medicaid has a profound impact on women of childbearing age (18-44). In 2019, across all racial and ethnic groups, women in non-expansion states were more likely to be uninsured than women in states that had expanded Medicaid. Research shows that expanding Medicaid health coverage helps to lower maternal mortality rates and increases access and use of health care among women of childbearing age. Closing the coverage gap is a critical first step to combatting the maternal health crisis in our country and addressing persistent racial and ethnic health inequities.
Planning Tool August 13, 2021
This planning tool showcases how the federal relief funds can be used to support infant, toddler, and family well-being through strategies to expand, improve, target, and make early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health services more accessible and responsive.
Website June 23, 2021
The American Rescue Plan, like the COVID relief bills before it, present opportunities for states to think beyond one-time aid and make transformative new investments and significant changes to state early childhood policy. This set of resources on the Alliance for Early Success website aggregates information on how states can — and are — using these crucial funds to rebuild and reimagine the way they support young children and their families.