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Title: The Cover All Kids Coalition: A Statewide Public/Private Initiative


1
The Cover All Kids Coalition A Statewide
Public/Private Initiative
  • Janny Dwyer Brust, MN Council of Health Plans
  • Donna Zimmerman, HealthPartners
  • Carol Berg, UCare Minnesota
  • Katie Linde, Blue Cross Blue Shield/Blue Plus of
    Minnesota

2
Goals
  • To assure that all children and adolescents in
    Minnesota have
  • Health care coverage
  • Preventive health care services

3
Uninsured Children in Minnesota
  • Est. 58,000 (4.5) are uninsured
  • Childrens parents
  • 88 employed
  • 59 married
  • 74 have high school diploma or some
    college/technical school

4
Percentage of children without health insurance
coverage, by race and ethnicity Minnesota 2001
15.6
10.9
4.5
3.5
Source Minnesota Health Insurance and Access
Survey, 2001
5
Child Uninsurance Rates by Region
5.7
6.5
5.7
5.4
4.0
5.8
3.2
MDH, Health Economics Program, 2001 Health Access
Survey
significant difference from State rate at 95
level
6
Source of Health Care Coverage (Children Birth
Under 18 Years) Minnesota - 2001
7
Are Children Getting Preventive Health Care
Services?
  • 70 85 receive well child visits in their
    first 15 months
  • 62 85 receive child immunizations
  • However
  • We have difficulties documenting services
  • Little consensus on what those services should
    be or their timing

8
Barriers to Getting Health Care Coverage
  • Parents
  • Lack of knowledge of available health care
    coverage
  • Cultural and Language barriers
  • System
  • Affordability
  • Complicated enrollment process and verifications
  • Eligibility barriers
  • Lack of continuity of coverage

9
Barriers to Getting Preventive Health Care
Services
  • Parents
  • Lack of knowledge of the importance of regular
    check ups
  • Lack of knowledge of where to go for services
  • Cultural and language barriers
  • Transportation and clinic hours not
    convenient
  • System
  • Affordability of insurance coverage
  • Lack of uniform preventive services guidelines,
    training and record keeping

10
Why Form A Coalition?
  • No one system can solve these problems alone
  • It takes
  • Health Systems
  • Government
  • Community Organizations
  • Individuals

11
  • Steering Committee Membership
  • Chairs
  • Minnesota Medical Association, President
  • Childrens Defense Fund , Director
  • Minnesota Council of Health Plans , Executive
    Director
  •  
  • Members
  • Minnesota Department of Health University of
    Minnesota
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services Local
    Public Health
  • Governors Office MDH-Office of Rural Health
    Primary Care
  • Neighborhood Health Care Network The Urban
    Coalition
  • Minnesota Hospital Healthcare
    Partnership Affiliated Community Medical Centers
  • Minnesota Nurses Association Minnesota
    Community Action Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Legal Services
    Advocacy Project

12
Cover All KidsWork Groups
  • Access to Preventive Services
  • Best Practices
  • Documentation and Referrals
  • Eliminate Disparities
  • Evaluation, Assessment and Research
  • Health Care Coverage
  • Public Awareness

13
Recent Accomplishments
  • Legislation
  • Identifying preventive services common to all
    guidelines
  • Monitoring goals
  • Presentations

14
Accomplishments
  • Web
  • Public www.coverallkids.org
  • Coalition members
  • Toll free number
  • 1-866-489-4899

15
State Fair
August 23 September 3, 2001
16
  • Challenges
  • Communications/coordination
  • Funding/Resources
  • Prioritization
  • Variable progress by work groups
  • Political/philosophical tensions

17
Next Steps
  • All Coalition meeting
  • Prioritizing work
  • Commitments from partners
  • Funding for staffing
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