Children’s Defense Fund - California

Since 1998, Children’s Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA) has worked with colleagues in the 100% Campaign to ensure that all of California’s children gain access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage. CDF-CA’s efforts to expand coverage for children, simplify enrollment processes, and support outreach efforts have resulted in a significant decline in the number of uninsured children in the state. See below for more information about CDF-CA’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • CDF-CA Released Data on the ACA's Benefits for Children

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    The Children’s Defense Fund – California (CDF-CA) released data highlighting how California children are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Key highlights include: (1) 1.6 million children are eligible for preventive services (e.g., annual check-ups and immunizations without co-pays); (2) over 350,000 young adults can receive health insurance under the dependent coverage provision; (3) almost 600,000 children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance and 3.2 million children are no longer subject to lifetime limits; and (4) 4.5 million children depend on coverage from Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, that is now protected by the ACA.

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