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Medicaid: investing in kids’ health

Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the country and the only system in Minnesota that provides care exclusively to children from birth through young adulthood. Our knowledge and reach extends to every county in the state via primary and specialty care, education, partnerships and community outreach. As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we remain committed to providing exceptional care to all children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Currently more than 40 percent of our patients rely on Medicaid for vital care and services. Sign up to join our Advocacy Network.

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Advocacy Experts

Anna Youngerman, Senior Director of Advocacy and Health Policy

Anna Youngerman is the Children’s Minnesota senior director of advocacy and health policy. Anna provides strategic guidance and oversight to the Advocacy team and Children’s Minnesota leadership on public policy, community engagement and health equity issues. Anna works to keep the policy and community work well connected to the rest of Children’s Minnesota through active collaboration with internal partners and relevant, meaningful engagement with external organizations.


Kelly Wolfe is the Children’s Minnesota public policy director. Kelly leads the organization’s government relations and policy advocacy work that advances Children’s Minnesota’s mission and vision. She oversees state and federal public policy issues ranging from Medicaid funding, hospital operations, and children’s health and development.


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Meet Maisy

Maisy’s family was thrust into a world of special medical needs when their second child was born with a severe disability. Maisy is thriving today thanks to medical assistance and Children’s Minnesota. Read her story.

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Meet Shelby

Shelby was born at 23 weeks and 5 days old and weighed less than two pounds. She then spent 10 out of her first 12 months of life at Children’s Minnesota, undergoing multiple surgeries and life-saving procedures. See Shelby’s amazing development today.

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