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Medicaid Means Healthy Kids and Bright Futures

May 12, 2014
When it comes to children’s health, every parent knows that the early years are crucial. President Lyndon B. Johnson echoed that sentiment when he pushed to expand the Medicaid program to focus on children’s health more than 40 years ago. Despite getting more children health insurance coverage, not...
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Financially Empowering Families by Connecting Them to Medicaid and CHIP

May 12, 2014
There are well-known reasons why promoting enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) makes sense for cities, but it isn’t just about better health outcomes—it’s also about financial empowerment . Just one medical emergency can bankrupt a family and cause devastating...
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Did You Know? Insuring Children is Never Out of Season! #insurekidsnow

May 12, 2014
As a school nurse, I remember overhearing a cashier at my local grocery store sharing with a colleague that her child was sick with asthma and spring allergies, but she did not have health insurance for him, so could not take him to a healthcare provider. In my purse was an application for the...
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My Hoosier Healthwise Story

May 12, 2014
About 5 years ago I had a job as a real estate agent. Like most real estate agents, I worked as a private contractor and health insurance was not available through my company. I went to a private insurance agency and since I had a pre-existing condition, the insurance plans that were available to...
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Connecting Families to Coverage: It’s Never Too Late to Enroll in Medicaid and CHIP

May 12, 2014
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants families to know that adults and children who are eligible for Medicaid and/or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can enroll all year around. Through their “Connecting Kids to Coverage” campaign, CMS hopes to improve the lives of...
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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...
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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! –...
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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...
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