Cover All Kids

Health Care Campaign

Every child should have health coverage. As a state we’ve made tremendous progress. In early 2007 Governor Gregoire signed the Cover All Kids law. It phases in comprehensive health insurance options under the umbrella of Apple Health for Kids. Watch this video to see the impact Apple Health for Kids is having on kids and families across the state.

The Children’s Alliance and our partners in the Health Coalition for Children and Youth are working every step of the way to make sure the Cover All Kids law fulfills its promise. We’ll continue to pursue policies that will create equal access to care for all children in Washington State.

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Tremendous Progress toward Covering All Kids

All kids deserve a chance to thrive. Thanks to the smart implementation of the Affordable Care Act here in Washington, we’re putting health care within reach of more children—so they can be part of a healthy future for all. 

Since the opening of our State’s new Health Insurance Marketplace, HealthPlanFinder, in October, more than 94,000 Washington children have been newly enrolled in Apple Health for Kids. An additional 5,000 children were connected with private insurance. 

What does that mean? Thanks to Apple Health for Kids and the Affordable Care Act, Washington has made tremendous progress toward the goal of universal coverage.

Racial Equity and Washington’s Children: a Call to Action

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The new Race for Results report offers quantitative evidence of the barriers that prevent all our children from grasping the building blocks of success.

Here in Washington and across the country, no single group of children covered by the report—African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, or white—is meeting key milestones of child well-being. But children of color, especially, face greater barriers to opportunity.

Latest News

NEW REPORT SHOWS RACIAL OPPORTUNITY GAP HURTS WASH. CHILDREN

Posted on: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:29pm

Today’s release of the KIDS COUNT® policy report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, unveils the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. The data can better inform policymakers who create policies and programs that can benefit all children, while targeting strategies and investments where attention is needed most.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apple Health for Kids Wins $7.8 Million Federal Bonus

Posted on: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 8:08pm

Apple Health for Kids, Washington’s health coverage program for children, has won $7.84 million from the federal government for connecting more children to health care. Read our press release about the bonus award.

Resources

Our Oral Health Care Crisis: What Lawmakers Can Do

Created on: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 2:26pm

Oral disease is painful, dangerous, and costly. It is also almost entirely preventable.

Yet across Washington State, thousands of children, adults, seniors, people with disabilities, and people in rural and Tribal communities can’t get preventive and routine dental care—either because they can’t afford it, or because there aren’t enough dentists in the places where they live. Learn more.

2014 Legislative Agenda

Created on: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 3:43pm


The Children's Alliance agenda for the 2014 state legislature identifies four priorities that build a stronger Washington for our kids. Click here to view our legislative agenda.