Forty-seven million Americans are uninsured. Nearly 9 million of them are children. More than 8 out of 10 are in working families. They are our friends, neighbors and colleagues–forced to gamble every day that they won’t get sick or injured. Living without health insurance is a risk no one should have to take. Cover the Uninsured, a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a national effort to highlight the fact that too many Americans are living without health insurance and to demand solutions from our nation’s leaders. We know that reaching the goal of affordable and stable health care will require changes in public policy. Through Cover the Uninsured, we are working to build and sustain broad-based support for change.
Valentine’s Family Fun Day – February 16th, 2013, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of salsa dancing, face painting, games, arts and crafts, soccer drills, Latin food and more. We will also have interactive health demonstrations for the whole family, and people on hand to determine if your family is eligible for free of low-cost health insurance and help you get enrolled! Families that complete Medicaid application receive a $10 Kroger gift card. The primary sponsors of the event ar the Covering Kids and Famileis Coailtion and CareSource. If you can’t make the event, but want to start the Medicaid application process with the help of Covering Kids and Families, complete a Health Coverage Analysis form.
Fairfield Central Elementary School
5058 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Valentines Day Event Flyer (English and Espanol)
Governor Kasich Supports Medicaid Expansion
On February 4, 2013, Governor John Kasich released his Executive Budget which includes the expansion of the Ohio Medicaid program to cover all residents with income below 138% of the federal poverty guidelines ($15,856 for a single person, $32,499 for a family of 4). The Governor announced many other improvements intended to make it easier to enroll in Medicaid. An estimated 366,000 Ohioans will qualify for expanded Medicaid. The Budget is next considered by the Ohio General Assmebly. Click here to find out who your representatives are. The Budget must be finalized by July 1, 2013. Medicaid expansion will start January 1, 2014 at the earliest. The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati recently released a report that demonstrates the positive financial impact that expanded Medicaid will have on Ohio.
covering kids & families
“Let No Child Go Uninsured”