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Low Cost and Free Health Insurance for Alabama's Children

Broadcast Date: July 10, 2006
(2 hours)

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PEEHIP CHIP Benefits (4 pages)

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Program Overview

The number of children in Alabama with healthcare coverage grew significantly last year. This means that those children will now be healthier, happier children who have better school attendance and probably make better grades. Why? Because they are now getting well child check-ups, immunizations, sick child doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care. Now if they do get sick their parents can afford to take them to their own doctor. Some of these low cost health insurance programs even offer comprehensive healthcare coverage for children up to the age of 19.

This program will specifically address new issues and recent changes in the following five Alabama child health insurance programs: SOBRA Medicaid, CHIP/ALL Kids, Alabama Child Caring Foundation, State Employees (SE)-CHIP, and PEEHIP-CHIP. A representative from each of these programs will provide program updates.

Faculty

Gayle Sandlin, MSW,  LCSW
Director

Cathy Caldwell, MPH
Director of Administration

Turenza Smith, MSW, LCSW
Director of Enrollment
Child Health Insurance Program/ALL Kids
Alabama Department of Public Health

Gretel Felton, BA
Director, Certification Support Division
Alabama Medicaid Agency

Lee Hayes, MPA
Insurance Director, Alabama Public Education Employees Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP)

Al Rohling, MSW, MA
Director, Alabama Child Caring Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Deborah Unger, RN
Clinical Director
Alabama State Employee's Insurance Board

Target Audience

Administrative, clinic and outreach staff who support and assist low income families by providing information about child health insurance programs in Alabama.

Contact Hours

None for this program

Contact for Technical Assistance

(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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