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Children’s Coverage on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act

Posted November 19th, 2013 by

Here’s a good news story on health coverage that the public is largely unaware of. The number of uninsured children continues to decline to historic lows – a remarkable accomplishment given the high childhood poverty rate and tough economic times. Yet a majority of Americans are unaware of this achievement. In a poll CCF commissioned [...]

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Healthcare.Gov Technical Problems Aside, the Show Must Go On

Posted October 29th, 2013 by

At the three-week mark, it’s time to admit that the problems with Healthcare.Gov are more than opening day jitters and huge lines at the box office. On one hand, the sheer number and complexity of the business functions that Healthcare.Gov is intended to perform require extremely sophisticated and high-performing software and hardware. On the other [...]

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Breast Cancer Patient Had to Become a Fundraiser to Make Up for Insurance Plan Shortcomings

Posted May 15th, 2013 by

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 [...]

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Giants v. Pats on Covering Kids

Posted February 7th, 2012 by

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 [...]

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SC Medicaid Director Seeks to Remove Roadblocks to Medicaid Enrollment

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

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 [...]

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Updated Research Gives Fresh Clues on Reaching Uninsured Children

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

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 [...]

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Medicaid & CHIP Approval Rating Higher than Employer Coverage Among Parents

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

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 [...]

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Children in the Dawn and Shadows of Life Should be a Top Priority in Budget Talks

Posted July 15th, 2011 by

“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. [...]

Medicaid is Helping My Daughter Achieve Her Dreams

Posted July 14th, 2011 by

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 [...]

Medicaid Helps People in Times of Need Following Natural Disasters

Posted July 7th, 2011 by

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 [...]

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