Local Students and Their Families Lined Up to Learn and Enroll into Affordable Health Coverage at All IN For Health Enrollment Event
MONTEBELLO, CALIFORNIA (January 24, 2015) – On Saturday, students, families, educators, and community members came together at the Montebello Teacher’s Association Conference Center to learn about and enroll into affordable health coverage. The enrollment event was part of The Children’s Partnership’s ALL IN for Health 22-day statewide campaign with schools, early learning centers, and after-school sites across the state to help inform all eligible families about available health coverage opportunities and connect them to coverage ahead of the Covered California open enrollment deadline on February 15.
"The community of Montebello sees the school district as a resource for families,” said Arthur Revueltas, Deputy Superintendent of Montebello Unified School District. "Today's event was an incredible opportunity for us to help our families enroll in health coverage before the February 15 Covered California open enrollment deadline."
“We know that healthy kids make better learners,” said Barbara Wilson, Health Outreach Programs Coordinator at the Los Angeles County of Education. “Today’s enrollment event was an opportunity for parents to make an investment not only in their children’s health coverage, but also in their child’s capability to come to school healthy and ready to achieve the best possible education.”
"Schools are a natural onramp to connect thousands of uninsured children and families to health coverage. That is why the ALL IN For Health Campaign has partnered with schools across the state to educate families about health coverage opportunities and make sure eligible families get the enrollment assistance they need," said Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President of The Children's Partnership. "We applaud the commitment from Montebello Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education to educate families throughout the community about the availability of affordable health coverage and to offer opportunities for families and individuals to enroll.”
HEALTH COVERAGE ENROLLMENT FACTS
Open Enrollment for Covered California runs until February 15, 2015. Medi-Cal enrollment is open all year long. Other health care options are available for those not eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California, such as those with undocumented status. Californians can find out what they are eligible for and apply at www.coveredca.com or call 1 (800) 300-1506.
ABOUT ALL IN FOR HEALTH
ALL IN is a school-focused statewide Campaign to equip education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in the school, early learning, and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities and connect uninsured children, parents, and employees to health coverage. The initiative has made over 4.2 million contacts with parents, students, and school employees across California with messages about health coverage opportunities available as a result of health care reform. The ALL IN Campaign is a project of The Children’s Partnership, in close collaboration with state leaders, including: California Department of Education; California School Boards Association; California School-Based Health Alliance; California Coverage & Health Initiatives; The California Endowment’s Get Covered / Asegúrate Campaign; and Covered California. For more information, please visit: www.allinforhealth.org.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S PARTNERSHIP
The Children’s Partnership is a strategy and policy center working to ensure that all children, especially those at risk of being left behind, have the opportunities and resources they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives. We develop bold ideas, create salable programs, and drive meaningful action to help all children thrive. Led by Wendy Lazarus, Laurie Lipper, and our Board of Directors, The Children’s Partnership works in California and nationally, with staff in Santa Monica, CA; Sacramento, CA; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit:www.childrenspartnership.org.