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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 insurekidsnow.gov. 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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North Carolina Covering Kids & Families Initiative
The statewide coalition will continue its successful efforts in partnering with schools, childcare centers and health care providers. It will double its efforts to reach communities and families who experience difficulties in obtaining health care by developing carefully tailored outreach efforts designed to be culturally and linguistically appropriate. The state has already developed a single application for health check/health choice. Consequently, the coalition will now pay particular attention to ways of simplifying and systemizing enrollment and re-enrollment, developing and disseminating technologies that make caseworkers more productive and facilitate the integration of benefits. The coalition will participate actively in policy analysis to develop viable options to maintain and expand children's health insurance. In particular, the state coalition will explore the feasibility of an "express lane" application process that would integrate child health insurance with other means-tested programs, like WIC, food stamps, and childcare subsidies. The lead agency will work actively with four local coalitions. The local coalitions are broadly representative of the geographic and socioeconomic diversity across the state. The lead organizations at the local level also vary. The intention is that each counterpart makes a distinctive contribution to the overall effort. Building on complementary strengths, local coalitions will share experiences and learn from colleagues. Additionally, the state lead agency is developing some techniques to spread "lessons learned" more broadly, not only among the four partner coalitions but also to other local coalitions throughout the state. NC Covering Kids & Families will develop and promote sustainable and cost-effective procedures to make health insurance available to all eligible children. This should lead to positive public health outcomes for children, families and communities.
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