September: A big month for child health
This month is all about child health, and there are several opportunities coming up. On September 3, the campaign to enroll children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program is renewed–currently there are 5 million American children eligible but not enrolled in these state health services.
Also, several of the provisions of health reform go into effect this month: children will be able to stay insurance plans as dependents up to age 26; lifetime benefit limits will be prohibited; and insurers will not be able to exclude children based on preexisting conditions.
Also, September is National Childhood Obesity Month, so use it to help get children the nutrition they need!