MIRA's Current Agenda for Health Care:
Outreach and Enrollment
Although Massachusetts has the highest rate of insured, more than 100,000 are still uninsured, many of whom are immigrant children and households who are unaware of their eligibility or face language and other barriers. MIRA advocates for outreach about state program and eligibility to immigrant communities, especially low-income parents with young children, pregnant women, and individuals who are otherwise not covered by employer-sponsored insurance.
MIRA advocates for the sustained funding of the MassHealth Outreach and Enrollment Grants , which is distributed among 50 community organizations and health centers, and is crucial to helping residents (depending on their eligibility) access programs such as Commonwealth Care, CommCare Bridge, Children's Medical Security Plan, and MassHealth. In uncertain economic times, it is critical for families to enroll and stay enrolled in affordable health insurance programs. Outreach and enrollment funding are crucial to health reform's continued success.