AMCHP leads initiatives that protect and sustain the positive impact of the ACA, and promote state policy and program action to advance the health of MCH populations through access to high-quality, affordable health insurance.
- Advancing State and Urban MCH: Current and Emerging Public Health Issues and Threats
- State Policy Technical Assistance
One goal within AMCHP’s Core Cooperative Agreement, funded by HRSA/MCHB, focuses on current and emergent public health issues, with specific attention to health care coverage for MCH populations. AMCHP develops resources and opportunities for state Title V programs to share information on the landscape of healthcare coverage and potential impacts of program or policy changes to health care coverage for MCH populations. AMCHP sponsors monthly all-member policy calls that focus on timely MCH issues in Congress and the executive branch, promotes MCH involvement in ACA Marketplace enrollment, tracks and disseminates information regarding changes to Medicaid policy that impact MCH, and promotes opportunities to learn from peers regarding state health reform policy efforts. Through this work, AMCHP assists Title V professionals develop their leadership competency in policymaking and learn skills to communicate with policymakers, work with state legislatures, and collaborate with state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, and commercial insurers.
AMCHP provides technical assistance to states interested in discussing (1) how federal health reform policy impacts their local context, (2) Medicaid waivers and state plan amendments, (3) strategies to work with policymakers and state legislatures, and (4) opportunities to learn from other states regarding their MCH policy efforts.
PROMOTING COVERAGE FOR MCH
Recent Resources & Tools
Preparing for the Public Health Emergency Unwinding: The Role of MCH Populations
AMCHP convened the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services, and the Kentucky Division of Maternal and Child Health on a webinar to discuss the unwinding of the COVID-19 public health emergency and opportunities for state advocates to protect Medicaid coverage gains for MCH populations. Read More
Get Affordable Health Coverage for You and Your Family: Marketplace Open Enrollment Season is Here!
ACA Open Enrollment is a critical time to promote the opportunity for affordable health care coverage to MCH populations! This consumer-facing fact sheet is updated annually to provide families with the information they need to enroll in coverage. Read More
Promoting the 2023 ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment: The Role of State Title V Programs
ACA Open Enrollment is a critical time to promote the opportunity for affordable health care coverage to MCH populations! This fact sheet is updated annually to provide Title V programs outreach and enrollment information to assist in their promotional efforts. Read More
The Unwinding of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Opportunities for Title V programs to protect coverage for children and families during the Medicaid redetermination process
Unwinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Implications for Medicaid Coverage for MCH
Recording from March 2nd, 2022. AMCHP hosted experts from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) for a panel discussion on the expiration of the COVID-19 Medicaid continuous eligibility provision, and opportunities for state advocates to protect Medicaid coverage gains for maternal and child health populations. Read More