Join us this Friday from Anywhere to Prepare for What's Ahead in Health Care

This Friday, Feb. 22, Texas Well and Healthy invites you to two learning events you can attend from anywhere in Texas.  First, our campaign is hosting an important health care action call at noon all about 2013's Health Care Advocacy Day, March 5. (Just two weeks away! Have you registered?) Then at 3 p.m., the Center for Public Policy Priorities will host a webinar for community organizations on "Navigators," the community-based, in-person assistance-providers who, under the Affordable Care Act, will help people enroll in Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the exchange). More about these two events can be found below.

Health Care Action Call: "Advocating on March 5 - from the Capitol or anywhere"

Friday, February 22
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

For call-in details: RSVP to
[email protected]

This call is for ALL Texas health care activists, as we prepare you for March 5 Health Care Advocacy Day. If you are registered to join us at the Capitol, use this call to familiarize yourself with tools and talking points that will come in handy at the Capitol. If you're not able to be with us on March 5, find out how to virtually participate in advocacy day from outside Austin. We'll also offer an update on what's happening in the legislature that could prove promising for the Medicaid expansion and better health care for Texas families. The call is open to all interested parties, but you must RSVP! Email [email protected] for call details.

Webinar on Navigators for Community Organizations Friday, February 22 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. To register, click here

The Affordable Care Act creates and funds a “Navigator” program that will provide community-based, in-person assistance to help people enroll in Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly known as the “Exchange”) in 2014.  We expect a grant funding announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services within the next month or two.  The purpose of the webinar is to educate Texas community groups about Navigators ASAP, before the grant application is released.

Host Stacey Pogue of the Center for Public Policy Priorities will cover:

  • Who is eligible to be a navigator
  • What services must they perform
  • How are they funded
  • How are they trained/certified
  • The draft grant timeline
  • State legislation affection navigators, and more

Stacey says, "We don’t know all of the details at this point, but we know enough to help community groups start an internal conversation about whether they should apply to be Navigators. We hope you can join us!" Register now.

Posted by: Christine Sinatra, Texans Care for Children