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What is the Child Health Report Card?
Published February 2019 by NC Child, A Voice for North Carolina’s Children
North Carolina’s latest child health report card gives the state high marks for children’s health coverage but also points out some troubling trends. The rate of youth suicide in the state has nearly doubled over the previous decade. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-17 in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Child Health Report Card, issued annually by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and NC Child, tracks key indicators of child health and well-being in four areas: Healthy Births, Access to Care, Secure Homes and Neighborhoods, and Health Risk Factors. The report provides data on such health concerns and risk factors as asthma, teen births, infant mortality, poverty, and child deaths.
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The North Carolina Institute of Medicine, NCIOM, is an independent organization focused on improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians by providing analysis on the health and well-being of North Carolinians, identifying solutions to the health issues facing our state, building consensus toward evidence-based solutions, and informing health policy at the state and local level.
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You can enroll if you have life changes like losing health coverage or having a baby, or if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP
5 Tips about the Health Insurance Marketplace®
1. Open Enrollment for 2021 insurance has passed
But you may still be able to get Marketplace health coverage for 2021 if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
2. How to find out if you qualify for a 2021 Special Enrollment Period
Answer a few fast questions to find out.
3. You can enroll in Medicaid/CHIP any time of year.
There’s no limited enrollment period for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you qualify, coverage can begin immediately. Learn more.
4. Don’t forget to pay your monthly premium
When you have Marketplace insurance, you’ll pay your premiums directly to the insurance company — not to the Health Insurance Marketplace®. Your coverage won’t start until you pay your first premium. Get more information on completing your enrollment.
5. Stay healthy & get the care you need
Read “From Coverage to Care: A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You” (PDF, 698 KB) for tips on using your new health insurance.
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