Young girls preparing healthy snacks.

CDF-CA Health Coverage Reform

Guiding Health Coverage Reform

In ongoing health reform discussions in California, the focus should be on enhancing children’s health coverage, enrollment, access, and care utilization. With 56% of California’s children and youth covered by Medi-Cal, it’s crucial that any proposed changes prioritize child-specific coverage and ensure it meets their unique health care needs without compromising benefits or affordability. These principles, supported by the California Children’s Coverage Coalition, provide essential guidance for policymakers and thought leaders in shaping proposals that safeguard and improve children’s health care.