Children's Health Data

CDF publications relevant to Children's Health

Child Poverty in America 2015 National FactSheet

Poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 13, 2016 reveal child poverty declined last year to 14.5 million poor children, one million fewer than in 2014, but still higher than before the recession began in 2007.

September 13, 2016

New Data Showing Drop of 60600 Uninsured Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) President Marian Wright Edelman issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of data showing that in 2015 nearly 3.9 million children under age 18 were uninsured compared to 4.5 million children in 2014, which means 606,000 more children were insured. The number of uninsured children in the U.S. is at a historic low.

September 13, 2016

Obama Administration Encourages Schools and Districts to Enroll Students in Healthcare Coverage through School Registration

As students begin the new school year, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are calling on states and districts to help enroll students in healthcare coverage during school registration processes and ensure students have access to the health coverage they need.

August 31, 2016

U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to Discuss How Schools and Districts Can Enroll Students in Health Coverage through School Registration

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell will participate in a school-based health enrollment event in Washington, D.C. at Cardozo Education Campus on Wednesday, Aug. 31. They will join a roundtable with Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund; Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association; Kaya Henderson, chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools and local health and education leaders.

August 31, 2016

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State data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 17, 2015 reveal that child poverty in 2014 remains at record high levels in the states. Children are the poorest age group, and the poorest are children of color and those under age six.

October 28, 2015

Child Poverty in America 2014 State Fact Sheet

State data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 17, 2015 reveal that child poverty in 2014 remains at record high levels in the states. Children are the poorest age group, and the poorest are children of color and those under age six.

September 22, 2015

Child Poverty in America 2014 National Fact Sheet

Poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 16, 2015 reveal that child poverty declined slightly in 2014, from 21.5 percent in 2013 to 21.1 percent in 2014. While child poverty rates declined for Hispanic, White and Asian children, Black children saw an increase and continue to have the highest child poverty rate. Despite some decreases child poverty among all children remains at shamefully high levels. One in five children – 15.5 million – were poor in 2014, and children remain the poorest age group in the country.

September 17, 2015

Poverty Hurts Children, Yet More Than One in Five Children in America Lives in Poverty; Black Child Poverty Increases 10 Percent

September 16, 2015

NCH Invited Written Testimony Marian Wright Edelman

July 30, 2015

The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion Helps Adults and Children

A key element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the requirement that states expand eligibility for Medicaid to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to cover more children and low-income adults, a requirement which became an option for states after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2012. As of July 20, 2015, 30 states and the District of Columbia have taken this option, expanding affordable health coverage to more than 10 million low-income Americans and reducing the rate of uninsurance nationwide from 17.6 percent to 10.1 percent.

The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion Helps Adults and Children

A key element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the requirement that states expand eligibility for Medicaid to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to cover more children and low-income adults, a requirement which became an option for states after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June 2012. As of July 20, 2015, 30 states and the District of Columbia have taken this option, expanding affordable health coverage to more than 10 million low-income Americans and reducing the rate of uninsurance nationwide from 17.6 percent to 10.1 percent.

Medicaid Primer - July 2015

Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating Medicaid for "protection or security against the economic effects of sickness," and for fifty years, Medicaid has done just that for millions of children and low-income families across America.

Medicaid Primer - July 2015

Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating Medicaid for "protection or security against the economic effects of sickness," and for fifty years, Medicaid has done just that for millions of children and low-income families across America.

Top Ten Reasons to Expand Medicaid

Since January 2014, 30 states and the District of Columbia have taken the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) option to expand Medicaid to adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) ($32,913 for a family of four in 2014). All of those states have seen dramatic reductions in their uninsured population and other benefits to children, individuals, families, and communities.

Top Ten Reasons to Expand Medicaid

Since January 2014, 30 states and the District of Columbia have taken the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) option to expand Medicaid to adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) ($32,913 for a family of four in 2014).i All of those states have seen dramatic reductions in their uninsured population and other benefits to children, individuals, families, and communities.

FY2016 House and Senate Budget Fact Sheet

Ending Child Poverty Now

For the first time, this report shows that by investing an additional 2 percent of the federal budget into existing programs and policies that increase employment, make work pay, and ensure children’s basic needs are met, the nation could reduce child poverty by 60 percent and lift 6.6 million children out of poverty.

January 28, 2015

Ending Child Poverty Now

For the first time, this report shows that by investing an additional 2 percent of the federal budget into existing programs and policies that increase employment, make work pay, and ensure children’s basic needs are met, the nation could reduce child poverty by 60 percent and lift 6.6 million children out of poverty.

January 28, 2015

Action Strategies and Resources Guide: Promoting Children's Mental Health Screens and Assessments

The Action Strategies and Resources Guide, which is part of the Children's Mental Health Resource Kit, is designed to help promote access to and availability of mental health screens and assessments for children.

Governors CHIP document for Proctor

List of states, governors, and CHIP program names.