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Kristen Golden Testa, Director, California Health Program, touts opportunity for Express Enrollment in Medi-Cal for state's CalFresh participants. "This is a tremendous opportunity to enroll a lot of children and parents in a quick and easy way."
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TCP joined First Focus and more than 400 national, state, and local organizations on a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leadership urging quick action to protect the millions of children who get their health care through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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The Department of Health Care Services was federally approved to express enroll over 700,000 Californians – including 153,000 children – in Medi-Cal, the State’s health insurance program for low-income individuals and families. Non-elderly adults and children currently enrolled in CalFresh are being notified by DHCS that they are eligible for Medi-Cal without an application and how to accept this health coverage. “Families should be on the lookout for a letter from DHCS that will include a unique PIN number they will need ...
Celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the HITECH Act, The Children's Partnership joined our partners at the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and over 2600 consumer activists to send a Valentine to President Obama, HHS Secretary Sebelius, and National Coordinator DeSalvo.
See the entire list of sign-ons here.
A one-year demonstration project has launched in Sacramento County, California, to support foster youth in more successfully transitioning out of care by providing them direct, on-line access to their own records and documents. The project, a joint effort between The Children’s Partnership, AltruIT 2.0, Inc., and Aspiranet, will expand HealthShack, an existing, youth-designed electronic health and personal record system, to foster youth between the ages of 18 and 20 in Sacramento County. The project is
Teeth Matter, The Children's Dental Health Project's Blog
Joined by two other advocates for children, families, and consumers, Kathleen Hamilton, Director, Sacramento Governmental Affairs, describes the postiive changes that will result from Covered California's decision to offer embedded dental plans starting 2015.
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When California took up the ACA Medicaid expansion, the State opted to use the express enrollment strategy to quickly identify and enroll the newly eligible adults. As an added bonus, the State has decided to provide express enrollment to those children who are enrolled in CalFresh but not yet enrolled in Medi-Cal. The State identified 153,000 CalFresh children who are not yet enrolled in Medi-Cal.
March 31 marks the end of open enrollment for 2014 coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many Californians aren't waiting until the deadline to sign up for health coverage. In fact, California continues to lead the way in embracing and implementing health care reform, and the state's school community is helping to spread the word and is benefiting from new affordable coverage.
Since October 2013, thousands of children in California and across the country have obtained health coverage, often for ...
The Children’s Partnership works to ensure that all children—especially those at risk of being left behind—have the resources and opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. Read More.
There is much we can all do to get ALL IN and help children, families, and school employees get the health coverage they need.
1. Download the ALL IN toolkit.
2. Distribute ALL IN materials to students, parents, teachers, and staff members at events, in backpacks, and newsletters.
3. Reach out to us to talk about how you can take the next step to be ALL IN and host an educational/enrollment event.
Click here to read more about this partner and other ALL IN Updates.
California has decided to “express enroll” 153,000 children and about 550,000 adults who are enrolled in CalFresh, but not currently enrolled in Medi-Cal. The “Express Lane Enrollment” process allows these selected individuals to be immediately enrolled in Medi-Cal by simply giving their OK. NO application!
The Medi-Cal program provides no-cost coverage for comprehensive health care such as doctor visits, hospital visits, prescription drugs, mental health care, and dental care for children (partial dental for adults starting in May).