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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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Using School Lunch Program and Medicaid and SCHIP data to target eligible students
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The Back-to-School Campaign continues to gain momentum through ongoing outreach efforts that connect eligible families with low-cost or free health care coverage in their state. The initiative's signature effort, the annual Covering Kids & Families Back-to-School Campaign, involves hosting media, enrollment and outreach activities in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, throughout August and September. The events are designed to meet potentially eligible families and children where they live and come together in the community – including shopping malls, grocery stores, community centers, pharmacies, schools, health and safety fairs and churches.

Latest News

If you are interested in the latest news about Covering Kids & Families, please review the following national and local press materials and available research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on behalf of the campaign.

Census Releases New Uninsured Numbers

August 29, 2006
Statement Regarding Release of Federal Estimates of Number of Uninsured Americans

National Press Materials

August 9, 2006
Number of Uninsured Kids Declines as Enrollees in State Health Insurance Programs Increase

August 9, 2006
America's Teachers Work Together to Help Uninsured Children Find Health Care Coverage

August 9, 2006
Number of Uninsured Hispanic Children Declines as Enrollees in State Programs Increase

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Local Press Materials

Seattle Press Release (8.9.06)
Houston Press Release (8.9.06)
Las Vegas Press Release (8.9.06))
Phoenix Press Release (8.9.06)
Milwaukee Press Release (8.9.06)
Des Moines Press Release (8.9.06)
Baton Rouge Press Release (8.9.06)
Helena Press Release (8.9.06)

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