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:
- Available and accessible to everyone, paying special attention to the poor and vulnerable;
- Health- and prevention-oriented, with the goal of enhancing the health status of communities;
- Sufficiently and fairly financed;
- Transparent and consensus-driven in allocation of resources, and organized for cost-effective care and administration;
- Patient-centered and designed to address health needs at all stages of life, from conception to natural death; and
- 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.
At the Sisters of Charity Health System e-advocacy site
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(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
Guide to Finding Health Insurance Coverage
HEALTH INSURING CORPORATIONS
Annual Open Enrollment Periods
Ohio Health Care Safety Net
Public & Private Programs
Ohio Free Clinics
Ohio's Federally Qualified Community Health Centers
THE OHIO BENEFIT BANK
THE OHIO BENEFIT BANK MORE FOOD IN THE BAG
Akron/Summit Healthy Living Guide (Education/Prevention/Health Services)
A Guide to Free or Affordable Health Care
Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) - FREE IMMUNIZATIONS
CDPH Low-Cost or Free Health Care in Cleveland
Stark County Healthcare Resource Guide
Guide to Finding
Health Insurance Coverage