Advocacy and health policy
Advocacy at Children's: You can be a voice for all children
When it comes to kids, our job extends beyond our hospital doors.
What is the Advocacy and Health Policy department?
The Advocacy and Health Policy department focuses on protecting chidlren's health through infuencing federal, state and local public policy decisions. We also engage with stakeholders outside the policy arena on issues and projects focused on children. On a daily basis, we tackle issues as diverse as Medicaid, newborn screening, immunizations, care coordination and childhood obesity.
Children don't always have a voice in the decisions that affect them and their families, making it incredibly important that those of us who can speak up, do speak up. Learn how you can be a voice for children.
MNSure: What you need to know
October 1 marks the much anticipated launch of MNsure, the state’s new health insurance exchange. You may have recently seen ads and billboards featuring Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox talking about MNsure and encouraging Minnesotans to sign up for health insurance. That's because under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), everyone is required to have healthcare insurance starting in 2014. Beginning Oct. 1, Minnesotans will have a new way to shop for health insurance coverage using MNsure, our state’s health insurance exchange.
So, what is MNsure? It's an online marketplace that you can use to compare plans and costs, enroll in public programs and purchase your own health insurance.