Having health coverage means better access to health care and also greater financial security for the family. More children than ever before now have health insurance and can get the vital health services they need. But many still need coverage – and the great news is that they may still have a chance to get covered now. Children and teens up to age 19 may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Parents may be eligible for Medicaid too. Eligible individuals can enroll at any time – so it’s never too late!
Through today’s Blog Carnival, MomsRising and the national Connecting Kids to Coverage Campaign want to spread the word about the value of health insurance through Medicaid and CHIP and what coverage can mean for children, parents and the whole family. Before diving into our Blog Carnival, take 90 seconds and view our new video. You’ll hear a sassy young girl answer the key question that all our bloggers are asking: Medicaid and CHIP enrollment is open year round – but why wait?
Cindy Mann, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services"Mother’s Day Might be Behind Us But It’s Not Too Late to Give Mom a Special Gift"
Samantha Artiga, Kaiser Family Foundation "Making Mom’s Day: Health Insurance for the Family"
Jane Perkins, National Health Law Program"Medicaid Means Healthy Kids and Bright Futures"
Donna Mazyck, National Association of School Nurses"Did You Know? Insuring Children is Never Out of Season! #insurekidsnow"
Meg Booth, Children's Dental Health Project"Enrollment still open for Medicaid and CHIP"
Mary Andrus, Easter Seals"Sign Up is Ongoing for Medicaid and CHIP"
JooYeun Chang, US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families"Keeping All Youth and Young Adults Enrolled in Health Care"
Marsha Raulerson, American Academy of Pediatrics"CHIP Works for Children in Alabama and Across the Country"
Kimberley Chin, Atlantic Philanthropies"One less thing to worry about for Mother’s Day"
Anna Strong, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families"Crossing into New Territory with 25,000 Newly Covered Kids"
Marisol Murphy-Ballantyne, National Association of Community Health Centers"Connecting Families to Coverage: It’s Never Too Late to Enroll in Medicaid and CHIP"
Dee Mahan, Families USA
Shannon Donahue, Families USA"Health Coverage: Many Moms, Children, and Families May Still be Eligible to Enroll"
Ambar Calvillo, Enroll America"Mother’s Day, Like Medicaid, Should Be Year Round"
Olivia Golden, Center for Law and Social Policy"How the ACA Helps Low-Income Parents – and Children – Succeed"
Sara Hall, Meridian Health Services"My Hoosier Healthwise Story"
Alison Buist and Kathleen King, Children's Defense Fund"Make Your Mom Proud: Spread the Word about Medicaid and CHIP!"
Barbara DiPietro, National Health Care for the Homeless Council"Connecting Homeless Kids and their Families to Medicaid"
Bruce Lesley, First Focus"Celebrating Mother’s Day with CHIP"
London Wilson, Michigan Primary Care Association"Getting Covered and Staying Covered"
Kayla Jackson, American Association of School Administrators"Healthy kids do better in schools"
Dawn Schluckebier , National League of Cities"Financially Empowering Families by Connecting Them to Medicaid and CHIP"
Katherine Beckmann, US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families"Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!"
Maria Romero-Mora, California Coverage & Health Initiatives"Kids in California Are Eligible for No-Cost Medi-Cal All Year Round – Let’s Get Them Covered Today"
Eva Marie Stahl, Community Catalyst"Continuing Access for Kids: There is no end date to staying healthy"
Marty Ford, The Arc"What You Need to Know About Medicaid and CHIP"
Stephani Becker, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law"Medicaid is Still Open for Business"
Shelby Gonzales, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities"Moms: Getting Their Families the Coverage They Need"
Vicki Turetsky, US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families"Healthy Parents Make for Supported Kids"
Kyle Taylor, School-Based Health Alliance"Healthy Kids Make Better Learners"
Rosalinda Mosqueda, Gateway to Care-Connecting Kids"Just The Facts: Gateway to Care & the Culture of Health"
Caitlin Priest, Covering Kids & Families of Indiana"Looking for health coverage for your kids? We can help!"
Sue Schmitz, Oral Health America"Teeth Need Care Too!"
Karina Wagnerman, Georgetown Center for Children and Families"Medicaid and CHIP Participation Rates Show Continued Success of Efforts to Connect Kids to Coverage"
George L. Askew, US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families"You Hold Your Child’s Health Care in Your Hands"
Beverly Robertson on behalf of Michelle Sternthal,PhD, March of Dimes"Your Mother's Day gift to you"