Mary Andrus is an Assistant Vice President for Government Relations for Easter Seals. Mary’s responsibilities include health care reform legislation and implementation, Medicare and Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and comparative effectiveness research. She is one of the co-chairs for the Health Task Force for the Consortium for Citizen’s with Disabilities and served as the chair of the Government Relations Affinity Group for the National Health Council.
In 2007, Mary came to Easter Seals after 24 years on the staff of Congressman Jim Leach from Iowa. She had been the Legislative Director and had responsibility for health care, social services, education, labor, civil rights and veterans’ issues. Prior to completing herMaster’s in Social Work at the University of Iowa and coming to Washington, DC, she had been a medical social worker and a respiratory therapy technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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May 12, 2014
Spring is the time we think of children and their families being outside without their coats and seeing the bird’s nest if you stand on your tippy toes. As spring came this year, the open enrollment period ended for the private insurance created by the Affordable Care Act. The good news is that enrolling a child or a child’s parent in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is not limited by the seasons and is available now and next week and next month….come rain or come shine. There is no deadline or enrollment period and signing up is available year round for either one...