Educating Healthy Children

  • There are over 1,000 students in the Clarke County School District that are eligible for insurance but not currently enrolled in Medicaid or PeachCare. Did you know that around 90% of the nation's 8 million uninsured children have at least one working parent - and that a family of four can make up to $54,180 and qualify?

    Let's connect kids with coverage and have healthy students in our classrooms!

    Did you know...

    • More than half of the nation's 8 million children - 4.3 million - are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (like PeachCare).
    • An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than a child with Medicaid or CHIP.
    • Children miss more than 51 million hours of school each year because of dental-related illnesses. Asthma-related illnesses cause children to miss almost 13 million school days a year.
    • Children who miss more than 18 school days in kindergarten show lower levels of achievement in math, reading, and general knowledge during first grade.
    • Chronic absenteeism exacts a high price from children, who have difficulty making up the work they missed and keeping up with their peers, and also from their parents, who must take time off from work during these absences. Parental loss of work contributes to nearly $1 billion in indirect costs to the nation in lost productivity.
    • 75% of all children covered by Medicaid/CHIP had at least one parent who worked 50 out of 52 weeks in the prior year.

    Statistics provided by the Children's Defense Fund, Urban Institute Tabulations of the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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