This week is Cover the Uninsured Week. Do you know an uninsured child?
Kids who are sick, kids who are hungry, don't usually do very well in school.
For people with incomes up to 200% of the poverty level, there is public health insurance available for kids--and a lot of people don't know that you can enroll online!
[Women can also qualify for family planning and pregnancy health care at this site; sorry dads, but you are out of luck. Any (entire) family that believes it might be eligible for full Medicaid, food stamps, and/or cash assistance, needs to fill out the full Medicaid application. You can print out the application (DHS-1171), but you can't fill it out online.]
AND--if a child is eligible for health care through the Healthy Kids/MIChild program, then she or he is likely also eligible for the free and reduced price lunch program.