More than 3 years after Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act, both the House and Senate are still holding hearings on the law, covering everything from how the Administration is working to implement the law to what it will mean for our health insurance system in 2014. Recently, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions [...]
Undoubtedly you’ve heard about Super Bowl XLVI , but have you heard of CHIP III which is also taking the field this weekend? CHIP is short for the Children’s Health Insurance Program which was reauthorized three years ago this weekend. To mark the occasion, we at Say Ahhh! hosted a Super Blog-Off between Patriots fans [...]
By Sue Berkowitz While South Carolina is often a state cited for being first on list for outcomes that are bad and last in those that are good, we have some surprisingly positive news. The South Carolina Medicaid director Tony Keck, in his 2012-13 budget request to Gov. Haley, asked for an additional $35 million [...]
by Tricia Brooks A recent survey by Lake Research Partners refreshes our knowledge of barriers to enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP. Commissioned by CMS for its Connecting Kids to Coverage initiative, the survey interviewed nearly 2,000 parents with income at or below 250% of the poverty level; about one-third each with uninsured children, children enrolled [...]
By Tricia Brooks Consistently over the years, studies have shown a high level of satisfaction by parents whose children are covered by Medicaid or CHIP. So it’s no surprise that a recent survey conducted by Lake Research Partners for CMS confirms this finding once again. What is somewhat surprising is that parents with kids enrolled [...]
“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. “ — Hubert H. [...]
By Rylin Rodgers, Lebanon, Indiana Being Matthew (age 14) and Laura’s (age 11) mom has been a remarkably life-expanding experience. One of the unexpected bonuses was a crash course followed by endless emergence learning about health care financing. When I was pregnant with Matthew, my husband and I felt well-prepared to meet the financial responsibilities [...]
Natural disasters such as the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri and the flooding that affected residents of several states along the Mississippi river, serve as stark reminders of the important role the federal government plays in helping states respond to such events. Health care is one of the most pressing needs victims of natural disasters face [...]
Most of us can figure out ways to cutback on our energy consumption to reduce our expenditures at the gas pump but cutting back on health care is a bit trickier. We can’t very well stop our kids from getting sick and even if we could, it wouldn’t impact our premiums – insurers would just pocket the savings. But that’s about to change.
Getting To the Finish Line: Investments in State-Based Advocacy Show Real Returns in Covering Uninsured ChildrenPosted February 11th, 2011 by Say Ahhh!
Cross posted from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families Say Ahhh! blog By Liane Wong and Eugene Lewit, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Even though last week seemed like it was all about the run-up to the Super Bowl, many of us in the nation had another cause to celebrate. February 4, 2011 was [...]