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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Connecting Homeless Kids and their Families to Medicaid

May 12, 2014
Many American families are having a hard time these days. The cost of housing, child care and other living expenses are rising, and benefits and wages aren’t keeping pace. It’s no wonder that 1.6 million kids are homeless and we are seeing more families and children calling home a place that’s...
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Medicaid is Still Open for Business

May 12, 2014
The big news in Illinois this month is that enrollments into new health care options under the Affordable Care Act from October 1, 2013 – April 15, 2014 topped the half million mark . More than 217,000 people enrolled in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and even more – 287,000 enrolled...
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Mother’s Day, Like Medicaid, Should Be Year Round

May 12, 2014
Over 2 million young adults (18-34) now have coverage – many were able to stay on their parent’s plan – and this Mother’s Day we should take the time to thank the ones who helped make this happen. It’s no secret that Mothers, Mamas, and Care Givers everywhere helped ensure their families knew about...
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What You Need to Know About Medicaid and CHIP

May 12, 2014
While March 31 st marked the end of the open enrollment period for purchasing private health insurance through the marketplaces, other avenues to health care coverage remain. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are critical health insurance programs for children and adults...
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Healthy Kids Make Better Learners

May 12, 2014
The School-Based Health Alliance serves as the national voice for school-based health centers (SBHCs), and our mission is to improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care. While our mission is focused on access to health care in school, our...
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