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Improving access to healthcare coverage for children

Government Relations

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In a landmark victory at the end of 2022, Congress voted to ensure 12 months of continuous health insurance coverage for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) program.

Families on Medicaid and CHIP can find themselves subject to an eligibility redetermination process every 6-12 months, leading to a phenomenon known as “churn," where they cycle on and off of these federal health programs. These changes in health coverage lead to gaps in critical physical and behavioral health care.

In response, more than 30 states have adopted a state option for 12-month continuous eligibility, allowing uninterrupted coverage for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. While many states have opted to provide continuous coverage for children, other states have yet to make the decision, leaving gaps in our national healthcare safety net.

Pyxis Partners supported our client the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) by organizing a strong coalition of advocates supportive of closing this gap. Tapping into our strong relationships with members of Congress, we were able to advocate for a national policy requiring continuous coverage in every state for children; a policy that will make a dramatic difference in the lives of millions of American children and families nationwide.

Recognized as leaders for our ability to create lasting, trusting relationships between constituents, stakeholders, and members of Congress, we leveraged our experience in the healthcare sector and our political acumen to create a comprehensive strategy for ACAP that furthered the conversation on continuous eligibility for children. This victory stands as a testament to Pyxis Partners' commitment to collaboration and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized.

Interested in working with us? To learn more about our Government Relations work, and to see what Pyxis Partners can do for you, please contact Bobby Clark at

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