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Blog Carnival: A King's Work is Never Done - Continuing the legacy!

January 19, 2015
Today, January 19, 2015, we reflect on a hero for justice, a servant to all, and a giant among people. Dr. Martin Luther King lived and died guided by his passion for peace, truth, and equality. He and thousands of women and men of his generation led a movement that transformed the social and political landscape of the United States and arguably the world. Dr. King's work to undo centuries of racism, classism, and injustice was powerful and successful, but in many ways, that work is not yet done. How could it be? No one lifetime can break down generations of structural oppression, and yet, in...
Monifa Bandele's picture

#ReachHigher: One of the Greatest Lessons I Learned From My Mom

May 9, 2014
One of the greatest lessons I learned from my mom was about the importance of education.
Michelle Obama's picture

Awkward. Uncomfortable. Stumbling.

January 16, 2015
As a white woman who has lived almost my entire life in the South, conversations about race have never come easy to me. I grew up in east Tennessee in a very homogeneous community. With the exception of two families, all my classmates were white like me and the schools taught very little, if anything, about segregation or the Civil Rights Movement. My only personal connection to Dr. King was that my father and his brothers were deployed to Memphis with the Tennessee National Guard when Dr. King was murdered. To this day, confederate flags fly from hillsides and pickup trucks in the area where I was raised.
Beth Messersmith's picture

A Poor People’s Campaign for a New Decade

January 19, 2015
The final fight of Dr. King's life was the Poor People's Campaign, a campaign to fight for economic justice and to alleviate poverty. We need to recommit ourselves to this fight!
Elyssa Koidin's picture

Medicaid & CHIP Participation Rates Show Continued Success of Efforts to Connect Kids with Coverage

May 15, 2014
Recently, CMS released 2012 rates of participation for children in Medicaid and CHIP. For the last few years, our friends at the Urban Institute have been calculating them.
Karina Wagnerman's picture

Niños en California son Elegibles para Medi-Cal Gratis Todo El Año – Vamos a Inscribirlos Hoy Día

May 12, 2014
To read in English, click here. El verano ya casi esta aquí y California Coverage & Health Initiatives (CCHI) y todos nuestros miembros del estado queremos ver a niños en California saludables, en donde viven y juegan. Los estudios demuestran que los niños con cobertura médica crecen mejor preparados para la vida y de igual manera listos para aprender en la escuela. Es por esto que queremos recordarles a todos que la inscripción en cobertura de salud es gratis por medio del programa de Medicaid en California, Medi-Cal, y está disponible todo el año para niños. No hay fecha límite para...
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Su propio regalo del Día de las Madres

May 12, 2014
¿Sabía usted que, aunque se ha cerrado la temporada de inscripción abierta para el seguro de salud, inscripción al Medicaid y el Programa de seguro médico para niños (CHIP, por sus siglas en inglés) ocurre durante todo el año? Buenas noticias para las mujeres embarazadas Estas son buenas noticias para las mujeres embarazadas que no pueden pagar por la cobertura, pero pueden recibir el cuidado prenatal que necesitan para un embarazo sano. Mientras que los detalles de los beneficios varían de estado a estado, la cobertura incluye, a lo mínimo, todo el cuidado de salud relacionado al embarazo,...
Beverly Robertson's picture

Your Mother’s Day gift to you

May 12, 2014
Did you know that, even though open enrollment season for health insurance has closed, enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is open all-year round? Good news for pregnant moms This is good news for expectant moms who cannot afford coverage, since it means that they can still get the prenatal care needed for a healthy pregnancy. While the details of the benefits vary by state, coverage includes, at minimum, all health care related to pregnancy, labor, and delivery and any complications that may occur during pregnancy. Eligibility levels also vary slightly...
Beverly Robertson's picture

The Strength of My Mother’s Love

May 12, 2014
There are two qualities that I admire the most about my mother: the strength of her willpower and her sense of self-value. It’s hard to describe these characteristics, they are so deeply ingrained within her core, I haven’t been able to discover their origins. In this way, my mother remains mysterious to me. Her willpower, my mother inherited from her mother. My grandmother grew up during the brutal Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula. I don’t know what she went through during this period of violent oppression, although I know that she survived it through willpower and determination...
Chris Harley's picture

Make Your Mom Proud: Spread the Word about Medicaid and CHIP!

May 12, 2014
Being a mom is one of life’s greatest experiences, but nobody will ever say it’s easy. Being entrusted with the health, safety, and well being of a child is the ultimate responsibility, one that no mom takes lightly. No mother wants her children to be sick and unable to get the heath care they need and at the same time every mother lives in fear that she might become ill or injured and unable to care for her children. Getting health coverage can be difficult, but there is now reason for new hope. Over the last few months, as open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplaces came to a...
Alison Buist and Kathleen King's picture

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