Across the nation, there are nearly 5 million uninsured children who are actually eligible for free or low-cost health care coverage through Medicaid or CHIP. Which means there’s probably a little snot-nosed kid and a struggling single mom you know who could use some help in this department.
African-Americans have been hit hard economically in this Great Recession — that means folks in our communities are more likely to lack adequate health insurance. There’s a way to let parents you know who are having a tough time right now that there are healthcare options to make sure their lil peanuts stay healthy.
MomsRising is launching a new webpage: Give A Child the Gift of Health Insurance! This resource informs parents about available health coverage programs and urges mamas and papas (or concerned aunties, uncles, Big Mamas and neighbors) to spread the word to their peeps through email, Facebook and Twitter.
To find out if you might be eligible for free or low-cost children’s coverage:
* Call 1-877-KIDS-NOW or visit www.InsureKidsNow.gov
*Para información en español visite, http://espanol.insurekidsnow.gov/enes/ o llame a 1-877-543-7669 (pregunte por alguien que hable español)
And please share the 411 through email, Facebook and Twitter. This holiday season, you can help give some babies what they need most – health insurance.
Note: MomsRising is a client of mine at Fission Strategy. That doesn’t make this any less important to share with a family you know that needs it tho, yo.
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