Tag: health insurance

How Pittsburgh Plans to Connect Two Thousand Young People to Health Insurance

This is a guest post by Patrick Dowd. Pittsburgh, Pa. is one of eight cities NLC has awarded funding to reduce the number of uninsured children. Pittsburgh is dubbed one of the most livable and most affordable cities in the nation and is known for its vibrant neighborhoods, world-class arts scene, top-rated health systems and

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The Healthy Kids-Happy Families Insurance Campaign: Garden City, Michigan

This is a guest post by Megan Sheeran. Garden City, Mich. is one of eight cities NLC has awarded funding to reduce the number of uninsured children. Our nation thrives when the health of its smaller communities is good.  Access to health insurance for vulnerable populations, importantly children and families, is crucial in securing a better

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Why Health Care Matters in Savannah

This is a guest post by Suzanne Donovan, Executive Director of Step Up Savannah. Savannah is one of eight cities NLC has awarded funding to reduce the number of uninsured children. More than 5,000 kids 18 and younger are uninsured in Chatham County, putting them at risk for preventable diseases, burdening families with financial distress

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Jacksonville’s Plan to Reduce the Number of Uninsured Children in Duval County

This is a guest post by Cheryl Townsend, Cover Jacksonville Project Director. Jacksonville is one of eight cities NLC has awarded funding to reduce the number of uninsured children. There are over 25,000 uninsured children in Duval County (Jacksonville, FL). Many of these children qualify for insurance through Medicaid or Florida Healthy Kids (Florida KidCare),

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Time is Running Out for Your Residents to Obtain Federally-Subsidized Health Insurance

There is less than one week left for your residents to obtain federally-subsidized health insurance through HealthCare.gov.  But as an elected official there is much you can do to help them get federally-subsidized health insurance. Please let your residents know that if they do not have employer-sponsored insurance, or have not yet purchased insurance through

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Nineteen Million

Sometimes a single number shakes me in my boots – a budget line, a murder rate, a grant amount. Currently, the number “rocking my world:” Nineteen million. Nineteen million is the number of young adults who will qualify for relatively low cost health insurance under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  That’s about half of

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