Medicaid

Children’s vision problems often go undetected, despite calls for regular screening

Jessica Oberoi, 13, can’t exactly remember when her eyesight started getting blurry. All she knows is that she had to squint to see the whiteboard at school. It wasn’t until last fall when her eighth grade class in Bloomington, Indiana, got vision screenings that Jessica’s extreme nearsightedness and amblyopia, or lazy eye, were discovered. She’s …

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Children’s vision problems often go undetected, despite calls for regular screening

Jessica Oberoi, 13, can’t exactly remember when her eyesight started getting blurry. All she knows is that she had to squint to see the whiteboard at school. It wasn’t until last fall when her eighth grade class in Bloomington, Indiana, got vision screenings that Jessica’s extreme nearsightedness and amblyopia, or lazy eye, were discovered. She’s …

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How can Michigan maintain care for 500k residents who gained Medicaid health insurance during COVID?

This article is part of State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. According to the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP), over half a million Michiganders joined the state’s Medicaid health insurance programs during the …

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Colorado expands Medicaid access to undocumented pregnant people and their babies

Pregnant undocumented immigrants and their children will be eligible for Medicaid starting in 2025 under a bill signed by Gov. Jared PolisTuesday. Sponsors of HB22-1289 are aiming to close gaps in healthcare access for immigrants. “Expanding health-care coverage to all children, pregnant and postpartum people, regardless of immigration status, is fundamental to correcting the root …

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