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What Children and Families Need From the 117th Congress: Policy Recommendations to Improve their Health and Well-Being

As Congress continues to respond to the ongoing health and economic crises stemming from COVID-19, it is critical that lawmakers keep the needs of children and families in the forefront. Families USA urges the 117th Congress to prioritize their needs by taking action on important legislative priorities:

  • Ensuring access to comprehensive coverage,
  • Addressing health disparities and improving equity,
  • Enacting important delivery and payment reforms to improve maternal and child health outcomes,
  • Eliminating red tape barriers to coverage by streamlining eligibility and enrollment, and modernizing, and
  • Improving Medicaid and CHIP to reflect the latest data and research on what works for children and families.

This document outlines a series of specific policy recommendations that would address the needs of children and families.

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