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Medicaid Disability Changes Webinar

About Special Kids and Family Voices presented an overview of Medicaid Disability. This webinar covered the changes that have recently occurred to this program. How is eligibility determined now? How do the changes effect those already receiving benefits? Where do you turn if you have questions? Presenters: Christine Held, ASK Trainer Jennifer Akers, Family Voices Project Coordinator Feel free to contact Family Voices Indiana if you have any questions or need assistance: 317 944 8982 info@fvindiana.org Slides: Medicaid Disability Webinar Webinar:
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Action alert: Support Funding for CHIP ( Children's Health Insurance Program )

Sens. Ron Wyden, Orrin Hatch and Reps. Fred Upton and Henry Waxman teamed up to send a letter to all 50 governors on whether and how CHIP should be reauthorized and what changes they recommend. "Because CHIP is a federal/state partnership, it is critical for Members of Congress to receive analysis and insights on CHIP from our state partners," the lawmakers wrote Tuesday."  The letter: http://1.usa.gov/1n0IcNb
Additional information from Families USA: http://familiesusa.org/blog/2014/04/congress-should-make-funding-children%E2%80%99s-health-insurance-program-chip-top-priority
It strikes us that this would be a perfect chance for families from all 50 states to give their input! If your child receives CHIP, or you recognize its importance for other children, please share your thoughts with your legislators. Conveniently, the letter lists all the emails such input should be directed to.  Relatedly, it has been the experience of Family Voices Indiana that we can easily reuse…