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Skip Junk Foods in School

Posted September 6th, 2012 by

Are there vending machines lurking in the cafeteria or hallways of your children’s school? If so, you may want to learn as much about what is in those machines as you do about the books your child will be reading in the classroom this year. A study published in Pediatrics found children who live in [...]

Posted Under: Nutrition & Food

Celebrate Health Care Reform: Tweet chats, carnivals, stories, and more!

Posted March 21st, 2012 by

Happy second birthday, health care reform! This week is the two year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Over the past two years, millions of families have been helped by health care reform, and when new provisions kick in 2014, millions more will have access to crucial health care coverage for themselves and their [...]

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11 Tips to Help Children Get Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

Co-authored with Stephanie Hodson of United Ways of CA One of United Ways of California’s goals is to improve the health of children and adults. We know that a lack of health care coverage often means that primary care is an unattainable luxury. Yet primary care is so important in preventing or treating illness before [...]

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Waiting on the World to Change

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

“Now we see everything that’s going wrong With the world and those who lead it We just feel like we don’t have the means To rise above and beat it So we keep waiting Waiting on the world to change.”   John Mayer – Waiting on the World to Change I kind of love John [...]

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CHIPRA helps to keep Chicago area kids and teens healthy

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

Beacon Therapeutic is a social service agency that has a wide array of services to benefit children, teens, and families in the Chicagoland area. Beacon’s newest program, CHIPRA(Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Grant), is an outreach program funded through a federal grant targeted at improving healthcare across America by assisting families, children and independent teens [...]

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Expanding Access to Care for Young Adults Through the Right Outreach and Enrollment Strategies

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) marked a historic expansion of access to health care for many people, and the federal and state exchanges will be a large part of that reform.  Ideally, low- and middle-income consumers will buy insurance with subsidies through online health benefit exchanges, where they can compare the price, quality, and benefits [...]

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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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Connecting Kids to Coverage: A Message from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Posted November 18th, 2011 by

No child or young person should have to skip a doctor’s appointment or go without the medicine they need because their family can’t afford it.  That shouldn’t happen in America, and that’s why the Obama Administration made children’s health coverage a priority from the start. When President Obama took office, there were 8 million uninsured [...]

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