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The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find quality health coverage. It can help if you do not have coverage now or if you have it but want to look at other options. With one application, you can learn if you can get lower costs based on you income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll.
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To learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.
|CDF-trained volunteers assisted a parent in applying for CHIP at a sign-up event in a Fiesta store.|
The All Healthy Children Campaign helps children be able to see a doctor when they need to, so they can get the care they need when they need it. For more than a decade, CDF-Texas has partnered with school districts, local businesses, and community and faith-based organizations to connect uninsured kids to coverage through CHIP, Children's Medicaid and more recently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This work has been recognized by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), America's Promise Alliance, Anti-Defamation League, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Covering Kids & Families, Leadership Houston, and others.
Partnering with Schools
Partnering with schools has been central to our work. CDF-Texas has worked with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), including over 20 school districts in Harris County, 15 school districts in the RGV, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, to add a health insurance question to school enrollment forms, track responses, and follow up with information to families about how to apply, use and renew CHIP and Medicaid for children who need it and qualify. What began in 2002 as a pilot project is today a full community initiative that continues to reach families where they are, and inform them about available health coverage options for their children. Both TASA and AASA have shared information about child health with school superintendents across the state and nation. Today, our project team is often called to present information to families at school-sponsored health fairs, events, and parent meetings.
Partnering with Local Businesses
For more than ten years, Texas grocery chain Fiesta Mart Inc. has been a partner in CDF's community efforts to connect kids to coverage through sign-up events in local Fiesta stores. During the events, CDF-trained volunteers help families to enroll or renew their children's health coverage and answer any questions. In 2011 this partnership was recognized for Excellence in Children's Health Outreach and Enrollment by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Partnering with Community and Faith-Based Groups
We offer free educational workshops, trainings and presentations to community groups and schools about CHIP, Medicaid and the ACA by request.
Many uninsured children may qualify for free or low-cost health coverage through Children's Medicaid or CHIP. Both programs cover regular checkups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more. See who qualifies.
For children whose families earn too much to qualify for CHIP or Medicaid, the ACA has created new affordable options with new consumer protections. Parents can explore their options and compare policies side by side, by visiting the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596.
The ACA increases prevention and makes health care more secure for families. Help spread the word about the Affordable Care Act by downloading these Top 10 factsheets: