Yup, my kids are covered. From my 12-year-old to my 5-year-old, all three of my sons receive state-sponsored health insurance via the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and I’m more than happy with the it. So, when Allies for Children approached me about helping Mayor William Peduto and #Enrollobot (in the pic above) in their goal to get 100 percent of Pittsburgh children enrolled in high-quality, affordable health care , I was all in. Here’s why:
- Moms can pick from a variety of health insurance companies.
- I have access to the best doctors and specialist in the city.
- My middle son gets new glasses and an eye exam every year for FREE.
- There’s very little, if any, out-of-pocket cost.
My children are pretty healthy kids, so its no surprise that my insurance needs are minimal, but I seriously don’t know what I would do without CHIP. I’ve chosen to work from home to provide my children with the optimal home environment, so our budget is always tight. CHIP helps my family stay worry-free when it comes to getting yearly checkups, immunizations, sick visits and even specialty services like seeing the eye doctor and allergist.
Mayor Peduto’s Healthy Together campaign will attempt to reach 2,000 of the City’s most vulnerable, uninsured children who have been hard to reach via traditional enrollment routes. The campaign and Mayor Peduto is partnering with Allies for Children, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, the Consumer Health Coalition and numerous community organization to get kids insured and create a culture of coverage in Pittsburgh.
Most of all the campaign is targeting YOU. Mayor Peduto wants to help mamas who are reading this post right now unsure of how they are going to get physical check-ups for summer camp next year. Or moms who just got let go from their jobs and are now without insurance.
If you’re one of those moms, you can attend an enrollment event or learn more about the Healthy Together program by visiting the website at http://www.getenrolledpgh.com. Moms can also dial 2-1-1 to be connected to the Consumer Health Coalition at no cost. If you still have questions about the Healthy Together campaign, here’s a short video.