H: Health Care for All
On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed an expansive health reform bill into law. This means that families can get what they need: affordable, reliable health coverage that won't disappear if they lose a job or get sick.
You made a difference – you are Superheroes! You used your voices to stand up for the well-being of children and families to ensure healthier lives for millions in the future. Here are some photos of MomsRising members in action:
Now that the bill has passed, our task turns to getting all eligible kids signed up for health coverage now and making sure folks understand how health reform will affect their families.
MomsRising members across the nation have shared powerful stories about how health reform is helping their families. Click here to download the full list of these heart-warming, real-life experiences, or see our listing of top stories by state -- and then add your own experience too: http://www.momsrising.org/submit/mrstory/healthcare
If you’ve had experience with Medicaid or CHIP, share your story here: http://www.momsrising.org/member_stories/topic/find-out-how-medicaid-works-for-families-and-share-your-own-medicaid-experience/
MomsRising Special Mission: Make sure all kids in your community have access to health care.
Many families do not know that their children* may be eligible for free or low cost health care coverage*. Thanks to the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid, we can start to cover uninsured children right now. Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and start working to make sure that health reform works for the millions of families who will be expecting results from the passage of the new law. Especially during this recession, it is critical that we pass along this important information on how to get coverage to all families in our communities.
Join us now to spread the word in your community about free and low cost health coverage for kids. http://www.momsrising.org/page/mission-totally-possible-getting-healthcare-coverage-kids-your-community.
Already Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program allow one-third of our nation’s children to get the health care they need to grow up healthy and learn in school. Click here to read stories from MomsRising members about how Medicaid and CHIP are helping them: http://www.momsrising.org/member_stories/topic/find-out-how-medicaid-works-for-families-and-share-your-own-medicaid-experience/
Understanding health reform:
Many people are wondering how the bill will affect their families. To help you understand some of the great changes that are coming up, MomsRising went to the source and asked Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius and Senators how health reform will impact moms and kids. Check out these great videos of Secretary Sebelius and Senators personally responding to questions from MomsRising members: http://www.momsrising.org/senators-answers-your-hcr-questions
For up to date information about health reform and health insurance options available to you, see http://www.healthcare.gov
Fighting for Kids' Coverage in California
Over a million kids in California are in danger of losing their health care coverage due to recent cuts to the California budget. As one of the most populous states in the nation and a key trendsetter in public policy, we are working hard to fight to maintain and expand kids' coverage in California. To find out more, click here.
Why We Need Health Care Reform:
Read the personal stories from MomsRising members telling in their own words why health reform is so critical for families here.