Yes to the Cover All Kids Bill | Virginia Legislative Agenda

The Comprehensive Children’s Health Care Coverage Program strives to provide state-funded, inclusive health care coverage for children.

Every child deserves healthcare.

SB 231, the Cover All Kids bill, offers state-funded, inclusive health care coverage to children under 19 years of age and who:

  1. Lack coverage under a group health plan or health insurance, and
  2. Would be eligible for medical assistance services through the Commonwealth but for their immigration status.

Virginia by the Numbers


25th position


Children in Virginia who currently lack access to healthcare coverage

Virginia's uninsured children coverage ranking, compared to other states

Virginians who visit CASA’s Welcome Center in Woodbridge do not have access to healthcare.

Meet Virginia's Parents and their Children

Meet Jose

Jose Rivera has lived in Annandale with his family for nearly a decade. His son underwent emergency surgery, and he ended up with skyhigh bills – bills that he wonders how he’ll pay for.  “It is important for me as a parent that my children can have health insurance, especially in these times with many diseases and viruses. They risk exposure to getting sick, and the fact that they do not have legal status means they cannot receive adequate medical care.” 

Meet Sofia

Sofia lives in Virginia with her children, including Rubi pictured here. Sofia shared her testimony in front of Virginia's General Assembly, in favor of the Cover All Kids bill. She shares, “As a single pregnant mother, covering all my kids’ bills, including prenatal care, is of utmost importance. Access to affordable health insurance would provide not only financial relief but also peace of mind, knowing that my children can receive the necessary medical attention without the burden of high costs.”

CASA on Univision

El proyecto de ley conocido como Cover All Kids, busca que los menores de 19 años que vivan en Virginia tengan acceso a atención médica; no obstante, al ser debatido en la Cámara de Delegados recibió la negativa, debido a que se estima que su costo será superior a los 7 millones de dólares. A pesar de esto, las organizaciones que lo impulsan buscarán llevarlo ante el Senado.