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Cover All Kids -Sign on letter before the holiday weekend
 
As the formal legislative session is entering its last month, the clock is ticking on pending bills. here is the latest info from the Children's Health Access Coalition on Cover All Kids
 

Globe Column on Cover All Kids

The Globe column on Cover All Kids  features Ruth Gomez, who spoke at the legislative briefing in April, and focuses on the importance of the bill. You can read more by using the link here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/06/27/opinion/why-thousands-undocumented-children-deserve-comprehensive-masshealth-coverage/  

 

Cover All Kids Sign-On Letter

CHAC is circulating a sign-on letter in support of the Cover All Kids bill, which asks Senate Ways and Means Chair Rodrigues and Senate President Spilka to issue a favorable report on the bill and bring it quickly to the full Senate for a vote. We hope to send the letter before the July 4th holiday weekend.

 

ACTION ITEMPlease sign your organization onto the attached letter by completing this Google form or by emailing Suzanne (scurry@hcfama.org) by Wednesday, June 29th.

 

Click here for a template email you can use to share with your  networks.

 

 

Community Catalyst and National Consumer Law Center Webinar on Medical Debt Crisis -Impact on Black American Families -July 13, 2022 2-3 p.m. 

Despite the aims of the Affordable Care Act, medical debt remains a looming crisis, disproportionately affecting Black households and communities. Race contributes to whether households have medical debt, with 28% of Black households carrying medical debt compared to 17% of white non-Hispanic households. Households in the South, the region with the highest concentration of Black people, carry more medical debt than households in other areas of the country. Structural and systemic racism underlies these disparities in medical debt. For these reasons, medical debt must be addressed as a racial justice issue that exacerbates the existing racial wealth and health gap facing Black families and communities.

During this webinar, we will discuss:

1)      Introduction to racial wealth and health divide 

2)      Intersection between medical debt and the racial wealth divide

3)      State and federal policy solutions addressing the racial impacts of medical debt

4)      The need for more community resources on medical debt

Register to Join Us July 13, 2022 | 2:00 PM (EST)
 
 

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