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L.A. Clinics Undertake Challenging Outreach to Enroll Homeless in Insurance

January 7, 2014 - 16:01
As many as 1.2 million homeless people could be newly eligible for Medicaid under the national health law that allows states to expand the program to include poor people without children or disabilities, writes Kaiser Health News.

While other states have only recently started signing up homeless people for Medicaid, California got a head start, signing up more than 660,000 uninsured, poor patients into a county-based coverage program since 2011. On Jan. 1, those patients, including many who are homeless, were automatically transferred into Medi-Cal in California.

Insuring homeless people and connecting them to health clinics could lead to more routine medical care and less reliance on costly emergency rooms, doctors and health care advocates say...

2014 California Children’s Report Card: How Kids Are Doing in Our State and What Needs to Be Done About It

January 7, 2014 - 09:01
A new study released 1/7/14 by Children Now, 2014 California Children’s Report Card: How Kids Are Doing in Our State and What Needs to Be Done About It, provides a comprehensive evaluation of the current status of California’s kids to ensure that the state’s leaders make sound policy decisions and make kids a priority in 2014 and beyond. It offers a detailed assessment of the advancements made in 2013 and a path forward as the Governor and Legislature begin to plan their agendas for the year.

California is not adequately meeting the health care needs of children living in the state, according to the report, which gave the state six Bs; eight Cs; and thirteen Ds. The state scored highest, a B+, for children's health coverage because of the increased availability of public health insurance programs. However, the report notes that 78% of the state's 738,000 children who are eligible for such programs are not enrolled in coverage...

Community Health Vote Launches Site & Toolkit for Voter & ACA Registration, Webinar 1/22

January 7, 2014 - 09:01
Community Health Vote today launches a new website – www.communityhealthvote.net. The site features a wealth of national and state resources designed for health centers to incorporate voter registration into their services, including ACA health insurance enrollment.

The Community Health Vote Website contains a Health Center Voter Registration Toolkit that can be downloaded in as well as voter registration guides for all 50 states and answers to frequently asked questions about voter registration in the states. They have worked with Rock the Vote to create a simple online voter registration platform that can be accessed by just a click from the ACA online marketplace or on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with a printer.

On Wednesday, 1/22/14 at 11 am PT, they host a free national webinar to provide an introduction to the Community Health Vote website, its training resources and online voter registration platform...