Posts for Children's Health

Telling the consumer assistance story: Evaluation of outreach and enrollment efforts

Health Care for All is strongly committed to outreach efforts across the state. As outreach workers, we often hear the question: “What strategy or activity is the most effective in enrolling folks in coverage?” The answer is: everything, all the time.

It’s a new year, so let’s renew our commitment to CHIP

With 2015 and the 114th Congress underway, it is time to get thinking seriously about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP serves about 8 million kids nationally.

Cross-Post: Will dental therapists “change the world” (of U.S. dental care) in 2015?

Change is hard. Change takes time. Change is worth fighting for especially when it relates to improving access to oral health care.

Thanksgiving Reflections: Open Enrollment and Children's Health

As consumer health advocates celebrated Thanksgiving last week, we had much to be thankful for. As we ate our turkey, we were thankful not only for friends, family and good health, but also for millions of Americans enrolling in health coverage.

50 State Report: Let’s keep fighting for children’s coverage

Following years of decline, uninsurance rate for children are holding steady, according to a report that Georgetown Center for Children and Families released today. Their annual 50-state report provides a detailed picture of kids’ coverage at the state and national...

Kids Need More Than an Insurance Card

For many years, Health Care for All Massachusetts (HCFA) has focused on and prioritized children’s health coverage. In 1995, HCFA started the Children’s Health Access Coalition with the goal of making sure that all kids in Massachusetts had insurance. Today,...

From Connecticut to the Capitol: A Consumer Focus

As Kevin Counihan takes the reigns as the “Obamacare CEO” of HealthCare.gov and as we all gear up for open enrollment, Community Catalyst hopes that HealthCare.Gov will run as smoothly this year as AccessHealthCT did under Counihan’s leadership.

What does the Coverage Gap have to do with kids? A whole lot, it turns out.

Last week, Virginia’s General Assembly once again took up the issue of closing the coverage gap, and once again struck the measure down. The primary goal of last week’s special session was to discuss the closure of this gap: Governor...

Making Outreach and Enrollment Work for Former Foster Youth

As we gear up for the next open enrollment period, it’s worth revisiting the ACA’s provision for former foster youth. Thanks to the ACA, youth who age out of foster care are eligible for Medicaid up to age 26.
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