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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Blog Posts From

Sisters of Charity Health System Statement on the Senate's draft health care bill: the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to the Senate’s draft health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate proposal would have a devastating impact on our nation's most vulnerable populations. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the BCRA would lead to 22 million more uninsured U.S. residents by 2026. [More]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Reading paves way to new bicycles in Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A dozen first and second graders in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood have new bicycles to enjoy this summer thanks to a program called Read and Ride. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and the Knights of Pythias Owatonna Lodge #62 hosted Read and Ride at the three Cleveland Metropolitan School District elementary schools in the neighborhood.[More]

tags: Promise Neighborhood, Outreach, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $230,000 in strategic grant funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded $230,000 to five strategic grantees for 2017 that are addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. The foundation’s mission to address poverty in all of its forms is reflected in its decision-making around strategic grants.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Joseph’s Home annual benefit luncheon to help ill homeless men heal

Joseph’s Home will hold it signature fundraising event—Perseverance in Hope—Thursday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland to raise funds to provide meals, shelter and other care for the acutely ill homeless men who receive temporary shelter there and medical respite to promote healing and long-term self-sufficiency.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

This spring, a groundbreaking initiative was announced to uncover innovative approaches to fight poverty. The Innovation Mission, an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in collaboration with Cleveland Leadership Center, is an 18-month fellowship that applies the discipline of innovation to the issue of poverty. [More]

tags: Foundations, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland