The GOP Proposal to Replace Obamacare: What Does It Mean for L.A. County Families?

Last week began with House GOP leaders unveiling their plan – the American Health Care Act – to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). LA Best Babies Network is not a political advocacy organization, so we’re not urging you to support or oppose legislation. But, because the Family Strengthening Network (Welcome Baby and its partner home visiting programs in Los Angeles County) helps families navigate the vicissitudes of insurance coverage, we wanted to provide a brief update.

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How to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

At our Family Strengthening Network workshop for home visitors, El Nido Family Centers invited two young parents to speak about their experience in El Nido’s Teen Parenting Services programs. We’ve posted video of this impressive mom and dad. Several teen parenting resources are also posted here.

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Full Medi-Cal Benefits Now Available to Undocumented Immigrant Children

Full Medi-Cal coverage is now available to all children of low-income families in California, regardless of immigration status. Get resources to help families enroll their kids, and get the latest numbers on health-care coverage since the new law took effect in May.

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Pregnant Women Dumped by Covered California Into Medi-Cal, Without Notice or Consent

Lynn Kersey has some advice for pregnant women who bought health insurance policies from Covered California and want to keep them: Don’t report your pregnancy to the agency.

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Medi-Cal Expands to Immigrant Children. Here’s How It Works.

In a few months, California will begin providing full Medi-Cal coverage to all low-income children — regardless of their immigration status. Depending on whom you ask, anywhere from 170,000 to 250,000 children who live in California and are in the country illegally will qualify. If you think your child will, or know a parent whose child will, state officials and health care advocates have a simple message for you: Take action now.

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Health Care and Legal Resources for Immigrant Families

Children of immigrants are the fastest growing population of children in the United States. These families face unique challenges and barriers to accessing health coverage and care. If you are a home visitor with L.A. county’s Family Strengthening Network, you probably provide services to immigrant families, so we’ve gathered some recent resources and research that we hope will be useful.

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