Increase Health Insurance Coverage and Access
Increase insurance coverage and access for everyone:
- Enroll more people in the Affordable Care Act marketplace
- Expand Medicaid
- Ensure the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is reauthorized so school-based health centers can use this as one source of funding care.
- To ease enrollment into CHIP, implement “presumptive eligibility” into the school-based health center settings for all children on free and reduced lunch.
While policy changes are important to changing the landscapes of our schools, it is only effective when paired with culture changes. Engage with your child’s school to facilitate a great school climate and culture for all students, teachers and administrators. This can take the form of attending PTA meetings, starting discussion groups with other parents, or…