Organizations, navigators and others helping to enroll families in health insurance play an important role connecting eligible, but unenrolled children who need health care coverage, to Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). And while enrollment in these programs is open year-round, some families may learn about their eligibility during Marketplace Open Enrollment – as this is a time of the year when attention to health coverage is high. Experts involved in recent Marketplace campaigns discussed strategies to promote Medicaid and CHIP during the Marketplace Open Enrollment period.
Blood Lead Screenings
October 24 – 30, 2021 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. About 3.3 million American families have children under 6 years of age at risk of exposure to lead. Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Families and Campaign partners can get more information here: CDC - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week