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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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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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