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 anFAce Painting Fund 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.
Molina Sponsors Covering Kids and Families Phonathon – May 29, 2013, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Volunteers will be located at WCPO Channel 9 on Wednesday May 29 for the 11th Covering Kids and Families Phonathon. Volunteers will take calls and help callers begin the Medicaid enrollment process for uninsured or underinsured children. This event is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign, a nationwide effort to enroll eligible children in free and low-cost health insurance. Ickey Woods, a former Cincinnati Bengals player and co-founder of the Jovante Woods Foundation, which works to raise awareness about asthma will participate in this phonathon. Advertising to tsupport the Phonathon was purchased with a generous donation from Molina Healthcare. If you are not able to call WCPO during the phonathon, comlpete a Health Coverage Analysis Form, and Covering Kids and Families will contact you to complete the enrollment process. Each family that completes the enrollment process will receiove a Kroger Gift Card.
Valentine’s Family Fun Day – February 16th, 2013
16 children and parents were enrolled in Medicaid at the Valentin’es Family Fun Day. Thank you to Fairfield Elementary for hosting the event and CareSource for providing financial support.
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.
Click here for the latest on Medicaid Expansion in Ohio and how you can help to provide affordable health coverage to uninsured Ohioans.
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