As the 112th U.S. Congress begins this month, the AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs (COFGA) charts a new course for children.

While the last two years in Washington saw many victories for children’s health — including reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and passage of the Affordable Care Act — the next two years also hold great potential for federal legislators to stay focused on the Academy’s agenda for children. Much of the success of the next Congress depends on the continued advocacy of AAP members.

Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act are set to roll out over the coming months and years, or do not yet have guaranteed federal funding to support their implementation. Some of the newly elected members of Congress campaigned with a pledge to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act and have vowed to make strides to do so once they take...

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