Child Welfare in the 21st Century

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Expanding Medicaid for Parents Helps Children

Posted by lboyd544 on September 15, 2012

Expanding Medicaid to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for working (full-time or part-time) and for unemployed parents is good for kids!
 
  • 1- Expansion has the potential to cut the rate of uninsured kids by 40%.  Most of that reduction comes from covering their parents and enrolling eligible kids at the same time.
  • 2- Children are more likely to receive preventive care and other health care services that they need to be healthy and stay healthy if their parents also receive health care.
  • 3- Parents’ health can affect children’s health and well-being, such as their ability to get to school ready to learn.
Regardless of party, age, geography, ethnicity and any other demographic, we all believe that America’s kids should be able to enter school – and stay in school – healthy and ready to learn. The future leadership of our country depends on a healthy populace for business and finance success, for human services and education, for transportation and manufacturing, for law and politics, and for all sectors of our economy and our society.
Expanding Medicaid is good business and good community sense!
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