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Getting Covered and Staying Covered

May 12, 2014
The Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a leader in building a healthy society in which all residents have convenient and affordable access to quality healthcare. An important part of our mission to promote, support and develop comprehensive, accessible and affordable community-based primary health care services is ensuring residents gain health coverage and stay enrolled as long as they are eligible. MPCA has had an amazing opportunity to participate in two cycles of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Outreach and Enrollment Grant program. Our...
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Building an Economy that Works for All Moms

May 11, 2014
This Sunday, as we celebrate Mother’s Day and honor all of the extraordinary women who have cared for us, let’s recommit ourselves to building an economy that gives all moms the opportunity to care for their families.
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Making Mom’s Day: Health Insurance for the Family

May 12, 2014
As a mom of two young boys, I know that one of the biggest issues held near and dear to every mother’s heart is ensuring that her children and family are healthy and happy. I also know that taking care of myself and making sure I stay healthy is important for keeping the family running smoothly.
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Celebrating Mother’s Day with CHIP

May 12, 2014
How about a Mother’s Day gift of one less thing to worry about? The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid are there for families still without health insurance, and there’s no enrollment date to worry about. Children and teens up to age 18 – expecting mothers and parents too! – may be eligible for this free or low-cost care. So Mom can rest easy on her special day knowing the kids are getting regular checkups, lifesaving immunizations, doctor and dentists visits, emergency care, and more. A Pennsylvania mother whose three sons are enrolled in CHIP thanks the coverage for the...
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Health Coverage: Many Moms, Children, and Families May Still be Eligible to Enroll

May 12, 2014
This month we celebrate Mother’s Day. And here at Families USA, we can think of no better way to honor moms everywhere than by making sure moms, their children, and their families have access to affordable health coverage. This year, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health coverage is available to more moms and the people they care about than ever before. Luckily, even though the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period has ended, enrollment for Medicaid and CHIP doesn’t end with open enrollment. That means eligible moms, dads, and their children can still sign up for coverage...
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Sign Up is Ongoing for Medicaid and CHIP

May 12, 2014
Spring is the time we think of children and their families being outside without their coats and seeing the bird’s nest if you stand on your tippy toes. As spring came this year, the open enrollment period ended for the private insurance created by the Affordable Care Act. The good news is that enrolling a child or a child’s parent in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is not limited by the seasons and is available now and next week and next month….come rain or come shine. There is no deadline or enrollment period and signing up is available year round for either one...
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How the ACA Helps Low-Income Parents – and Children – Succeed

May 12, 2014
A few weeks ago, President Obama announced that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) exchanges; 28 percent (about 2.2 million) were between ages 18 and 34. But also important for young adults is the opportunity to sign up for Medicaid, which provides health care for low-income people and, unlike the exchanges, does not have a deadline. Within this group is a large number of low-income parents—and the correspondingly large number of young children whose early life is shaped by these parents' caregiving. For example, a national sample of...
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Looking for health coverage for your kids? We can help!

May 12, 2014
Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace plans may have ended for now, but did you know that kids, teens up to 19, and some adults may still be eligible for coverage? Enrollment in Indiana Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) is open year-round for kids and adults who qualify. Don’t put off those check-ups, shots, dentist visits, sports or camp physicals, prescriptions, or prenatal care because you think there are no coverage options for you! Covering Kids and Families of Indiana can help you figure out what your family is...
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Mom skills work at home and in DC

May 11, 2014
We know how busy you are, so in appreciation of all you do, we want to share 3 quick gifts from us to you on this special day: Laughter, Inspiration, and Back Up!
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Continuing Access for Kids: There is no end date to staying healthy

May 12, 2014
As mothers, we know that children need ongoing access to health insurance, ensuring that children can readily gain needed care when faced with injury or illness. Whether it’s allergy season, soccer season or flu season, children need uninterrupted access to care. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide continuous access to coverage and care year round for eligible children and families. There is no end date to staying healthy. Medicaid and CHIP are important pillars of our health care system. These programs keep families healthy by providing important health care...
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