When children have health insurance, they enjoy better health throughout childhood, demonstrate greater academic performance and are less reliant on emergency health care services. Cities, often bearing an increased cost burden when families lack insurance, also benefit when residents are insured. Access to Medicaid and CHIP is critical to curbing preventable disease and helping families avoid financial crises that result from unaffordable medical bills. Cities are increasingly recognizing the important role they can play in ensuring that eligible children are enrolled.
Join NLC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Cindy Mann as we share insights about how city leaders can develop outreach strategies to connect children and families to health insurance. The webinar will also include a review of new research by Matt Buettgens from the Urban Institute on how America cities benefit when more residents have health insurance. Finally, the webinar will share highlights from NLC Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative which recently selected eight cities to receive grants and technical assistance to develop city-led outreach and enrollment campaigns.
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