Health Insurance Access and Coverage Subject of This Week’s Lunch and Learn
The Children’s Campaign partnered with All Kids Covered this week to host the second Lunch and Learn in our 2014 series, this time focusing on child health. The presentation included data on the state of kids’ coverage and highlights from the report recently released by All Kids Covered, The Future of Children’s Coverage in Colorado. The percentage of children who are uninsured in Colorado has improved in recent years with about 8 percent of children under age 18 uninsured, down from 14 percent between 2004 and 2006. This leaves us with a lot to celebrate, but as was highlighted during the discussion, there is still much to be done to protect these gains and ensure all Colorado kids are able to grow healthy and strong.
Cody Belzley, Children’s Campaign Vice President of Health Initiatives, highlighted the key issues our state must continue focusing on, including affordability, the future of the federal CHIP program, coverage for immigrant children, and others. “We’ve come a long way in gaining meaningful access to care for kids in Colorado since All Kids Covered first convened in 2006,” Belzley said. “We need to protect the gains we’ve made and continue to meet the health needs of children as we move forward with strengthening our health care system.”
Join us for our next Lunch and Learn event on early childhood development and learning, March 12 from noon to 1 p.m. at our offices, 1580 Lincoln Street, Suite 420. RSVP to Hanna Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative staff heard from All Kids Covered for this week’s Lunch and Learn event at the Children’s Campaign, including Cody Belzley, far left, Vice President of Health Initiatives for the Children’s Campaign.