Georgetown Center for Children and Families

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center whose mission is to expand and improve health coverage for America's children and families. The Center’s work includes conducting policy analysis and research, developing strategies, recommending solutions, and providing a forum for advocates and stakeholders to share information and develop policy solutions. See below for more information about recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

  • CCF Blog Featured ACY and MCHI on CHIPRA Performance Bonus

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    The Georgetown Center For Children and Families Say Ahhh! blog posted a guest entry from Leigh Cobb (ACY) and Suzanne Schlattman (Maryland Citizen’s Health Initiative) on the Maryland’s CHIPRA bonus.
  • CCF and Mississippi Center for Justice Issued Comments on HHS' 2011 Essential Health Benefit Bulletin

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    The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) drafted model comments for state and national advocates to work from as they respond to HHS’ December 2011 EHB bulletin. The comments stress the importance of: (1) ensuring children’s needs are taken into account; (2) defining medical necessity to assure children can access EHBs meaningfully and consistently; (3) limiting insurer flexibility; and (4) assuring a transparent process of benchmark selection and updating. The Mississippi Center for Justice based their comments on CCF’s model.
  • CCF and KFF Released 50-State Survey of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Policies

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    The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released new 2012 data from an annual 50-state survey of Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment policies. Highlighted policy actions include the use of technology to upgrade eligibility and enrollment systems and research on four states to have successfully enrolled eligible children into Medicaid and CHIP. Additionally, the organizations released an issue brief examining the specific factors that contributed to the success in covering children in the four identified states. Common themes include the importance of political leadership, expansive eligibility levels, and adoption of strategy simplification.

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