We believe that everyone should have access to affordable health care information and coverage. That's why we invest in care coordination to help navigate the health care system, including providing access to resources through United Way 2-1-1 call center. We are committed to improving and developing policies that encourage enrollment and minimize loss of coverage. We advocate for developments in local, state, and federal government to ensure adequate access to insurance and address potential loss of coverage. We partner with community-based organizations like CareNet, Neighborhood Health Association, and Harbor to increase the community's understanding of opportunities available through recent health care legislation.
Seamless & Accessible Health System
We believe everyone should have access to health services, and a connected health care system. It is our goal that every child has a medical home, with a continuum of care including services like free immunizations provided right there in the school building. Initiatives like these lead to greater academic success. We have great success with the Children's Mobile Vision Program in which optometrists travel to local schools to administer exams and provide eye glasses when needed. As part of the Schools as Community Hubs model, we have been able to provide necessary eye care to dozens of students.
Connected & High Quality Health Care
Finally, we hope to create a seamless, high quality, and equitable health care system. We are advocating to achieve this goal through improved policies and sustainable systems that facilitate the use of quality health services, identify gaps, and link health care organizations and community agencies. By doing so, we hope to provide a more seamless screening, enrollment, and assignment to a medical home.
Ohio policymakers face a significant policy decision in 2013: whether to expand Ohio’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to people with incomes up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which for a family of three is $26,344 annually. Ohio's decision on whether to expand eligibility for the program is expected to come as part of the state's biennium budget process, which will take place in the coming months. Read more here.