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1 Health Care Coalition for Children and Youth National PPC Meeting, 2007 Marijo Ratcliffe MN, ARNP Seattle, WA

2 HCCY HCP, stakeholders & advocates representing health care needs of all WA children, started meeting in 1998 Facilitated by CHRMC & Children’s Alliance and includes other hospitals in WA, Medicaid payors, Title V funded agencies (ie; Health Mothers, Health Babies, March of Dimes) Public Health Depts, Law advocacy groups, Public Policy groups, medical, nursing, dental, mental health professional organizations, etc

3 HCCY PURPOSE Monthly meetings usually; weekly conference calls when legislature is in session and bills sponsored by the groups are moving through Identify obstacles & organize approach & actions on issues that affect children’s health, access to services, family health care related needs, etc Solicit other organizations support for stated goals Developed Statement of Principles to guide all planning, legislation and administration of children’s health systems of care in WA Work directly with WA state Governors office, legislators and staff, Dept of Health Provide TA to state legislators who sponsor bills to improve children’s systems of health care

4 HCCY: 3 Greatest Accomplishments since 1998 Adoption of SCHIP program in 1999 Prevent initiation of Medicaid premiums from and repeal administrative barriers that resulted in loss of coverage for WA children, & immigrant children Currently involved in Senate and House bill to cover all kids up to 300% FPL in WA by Senate bill just passed (2/14) and heading to Appropriations Committee Current policy plans to address: health coverage, access to care via medical home, improve quality of care in medical homes, sustainable funding sources

5 HCCY: difficulties encountered Large group, various representation at meetings No formal organization outside of the 2 main co-facilitators No record of notes or meetings; although list serve for updates, any proposed actions, status of bills, future meeting needs, dissemination of materials No family representation as yet


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