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#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.
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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.
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Teeth Need Care Too!

May 12, 2014
In our ongoing conversation about health and healthcare, we often forget to mention dental health. Did you know tooth decay is the number one chronic disease of children? According to the Center for Disease Control, tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. children aged 2 to 5 years and half of those aged 12 to 15. It’s even worse for lower-income families. About half of these kids and two-thirds of those aged 12 to 19 had or do have decay issues. If you have ever suffered through a tooth ache, you know how painful they can be. For our children, untreated cavities can cause pain, bad...
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Just The Facts: Gateway to Care & the Culture of Health

May 12, 2014
We speak to many people everyday who call Gateway to Care because they are looking for healthcare. The phone call may start with the parent calling for assistance in locating healthcare options, but it will end with the whole family having the steps and tools they need for health coverage. Being that we are located in the state of Texas, 1 out of every 4 people are uninsured, the highest rate of uninsured people in the country http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/tif/healthcare.html ). Gateway to Care's Connecting Kids and Families to Coverage team strives to make an impact on these...
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Moms: Getting Their Families the Coverage They Need

May 12, 2014
As we honor moms, we should recognize the important role that many of them play in keeping their families healthy — including getting them the health coverage that they need. More than 8 million people enrolled in private health coverage during the first open enrollment season for health reform’s insurance marketplaces. Another 4.8 million individuals enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many moms were undoubtedly behind those numbers. After all, moms often coordinate their children’s health care — selecting their doctors, taking them to appointments, and...
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