• Health Care Reform Upheld by the Supreme Court

    Now that the health care reform bill has been upheld, our California Advocacy Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs will continue to work toward an improved delivery system for children in California’s Exchange program, Medi-Cal, the California Children’s Services program, and private health plans.

  • Remembering Katie Beckett

    In the early 1980s, Katie and her family became emblematic of a national effort for children and people with disabilities to receive long-term care in their homes rather than in hospitals.

  • Ensuring Minimum Benefits for Children with Special Health Care Needs Under Health Care Reform

    The Essential Health Benefit package is, of course, particularly important for children with chronic conditions and multiple medical needs. These children not only use more health care services, but also require more complex services over longer periods than those needed by most children. An inappropriate benefit package can dangerously limit the services children with special needs may obtain, jeopardizing their health.

  • Update: California Collaborative for Children with Special Health Care Needs

    In November 2010, our Foundation announced the formation of the California Collaborative for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Over the past few months, we have been in the development phase, and now I’m pleased to let you know that Janis Connallon has joined our staff to manage the work of the Collaborative.

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