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You and your children may be eligible for low-cost or free health insurance! Programs exist in every state and the District of Columbia. For information about low-cost and free children's health coverage, visit For information on coverage for adults, read the Guides to Finding Health Insurance Coverage in Your State from Cover the Uninsured.

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How to Use the Communications Action Center

The Covering Kids & Families Communications Action Center has been designed for you to easily be able to find the information you need to help enroll eligible uninsured children in Medicaid and SCHIP.

The 12 CKF toolkits have been organized into specific tutorials that can be viewed as part of a toolkit (i.e., the Back-to-School Action Kit), or as part of a topic (i.e., Working With the Media). Each tutorial can be viewed separately and includes its own list of related files available for download on the right sidebar. For example, in the tutorial titled "How to Write an Opinion-Editorial," files on the right sidebar include a sample opinion-editorial, a template drop-in article and two PowerPoint presentations about media outreach. These files are meant to be used in conjunction with the tutorial, and you can download whichever ones you feel you will need for your outreach efforts. (Also, in some cases, the related files include more detailed information than what is found in the tutorial.)

Tutorials can be printed by clicking on the "Printable version" icon at the top of each page. Full toolkits can also be downloaded by clicking on the "Download this complete kit" icon on the table of contents page of each kit.

In the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) box on the right sidebar of each tutorial, you can ask a question about the information in the particular tutorial. A CKF Communications Team member will then review it and allow it to be posted in the FAQ section of that tutorial. Additionally, under "Discuss this Tutorial," you may post tutorial-related information or questions that will be housed in the tutorial's discussion area. As with the FAQs, a Communications Team staff member will review each post before it is available to the public.

If you have any questions about using the CKF Communications Action Center, please contact the Communications Team at We hope you will use this tool as a resource to help conduct your ongoing outreach efforts to inform parents that their children may be eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP.

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