ARCHIVE: Cover the Uninsured

The following archived information was hosted on its own dedicated Cover the Uninsured website created by the Sisters of Charity Health System. When the Cover the Uninsured campaign wound down, we archived much of the material from our dedicated site on this page.

Archive Information of Our Past Efforts

Through advocacy and increased awareness, we will keep health care reform at the top of the agenda. With 46 million uninsured Americans, providing access to quality health care is one of the greatest challenges facing the United States. Join our efforts in calling for solutions.

From 2006-2008, the Sisters of Charity Health System and it sponsored ministries undertook a number of initiatives and performed a number of activities to add our voice on behalf of the uninsured. Click on the links below to see specific activities for each year.

2008 Cover the Uninsured activities

2007 Cover the Uninsured activities

2006 Cover the Uninsured activities

 

Learn more about health care reform

Vision for U.S. Health Care

The Catholic Health Association identified core beliefs that should be included in any health care reform plan. They stated that health care in the U.S. should be:

  1. Available and accessible to everyone, paying special attention to the poor and vulnerable;
  2. Health- and prevention-oriented, with the goal of enhancing the health status of communities;
  3. Sufficiently and fairly financed;
  4. Transparent and consensus-driven in allocation of resources, and organized for cost-effective care and administration;
  5. Patient-centered and designed to address health needs at all stages of life, from conception to natural death; and
  6. Safe, effective, and designed to deliver the greatest possible quality.

Visit www.chausa.org for more. Or click here for the Catholic Health Association of the United States Vision for U.S. Health Care.

 

Take Action


At the Sisters of Charity Health System e-advocacy site. You can make a big difference in just five minutes. That’s all it will take to learn the issues and send an email to your elected officials.

 

Resources


(for Ohio and South Carolina)

Following are resources to help you and your family access free or discounted health care services and locate information on finding health insurance coverage

Ohio

Guide to Finding Health Insurance Coverage
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HEALTH INSURING CORPORATIONS
Annual Open Enrollment Periods
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Ohio Health Care Safety Net
Public & Private Programs
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Ohio Free Clinics
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Ohio's Federally Qualified Community Health Centers
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THE OHIO BENEFIT BANK
1.800.648.1176
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THE OHIO BENEFIT BANK MORE FOOD IN THE BAG
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Akron/Summit Healthy Living Guide (Education/Prevention/Health Services)
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Cuyahoga County
A Guide to Free or Affordable Health Care
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Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) - FREE IMMUNIZATIONS
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CDPH Low-Cost or Free Health Care in Cleveland
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Stark County Healthcare Resource Guide
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South Carolina

Guide to Finding
Health Insurance Coverage
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