ACA Enrollment & Foster Youth Update May 2013 (pdf)
In addition, we wanted to point out some useful resources to help states implement the foster care Medicaid expansion:Read more »
Huffington Post Blog
One of the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act is that young adults have been able to continue their health coverage until age 26 under their parent's health plans. But when it comes to the country's former foster youth, getting the coverage they need and deserve becomes far more complicated. May, which is National Foster Care Month, offers an opportunity to focus on this potential problem and examine ways the states can address it now. In this blog, we ask, "Will States Step Up Health Coverage for Foster Youth?"
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American Academy of Pediatrics California, Chapter 2, Pediatric News
Kathleen Hamilton, Director of Sacramento Governemental Affairs, recounts the status of the Healthy Families Program transition after the implementation of Phase 1. Challenges encountered in the first phase affecting children's access to health care provide a cautionary tale as the final stages are implemented.
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The Children's Partnership Launches Project to Connect Families to Health Coverage through Schools and Child-Care Providers
The Children’s Partnership applauds California's Health Benefit Exchange Board for including schools in grants to for education and outreach efforts related to health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To help ensure the success of these outreach efforts, The Children’s Partnership is launching a project to put in place the leadership and infrastructure that will support schools and child-care providers in these health coverage outreach and enrollment efforts.
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Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children's Partnership, releases a statement on behalf of a coalition of leading children's health advocates in California. Despite taking steps in the right direction on Medi-Cal expansion to more than a million Californians, Governor Brown's proposal misses the opportunity to make smart investments in children's health.
"The Governor’s proposal extends a critical revenue source – the Managed Care Organization assessment – but does not explicitly invest any revenues in 2013-14 and beyond to improve children’s health care, as has been the case historically. A portion of those revenues should address the health care needs of children, which have recently been put at risk through the transition from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal without sufficient planning or investment.
The Governor also continues pending cuts to payments to Medi-Cal providers – already among the lowest in the nation – that will further undermine access to care for California’s ...
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.
In 2013, The Children's Partnership (TCP) calls for leadership in the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors under the following policy areas to:
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