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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches Effort in Five Michigan Cities with Department of Community Health to Enroll Uninsured Children in MIChild
Date:9/28/2007

DETROIT, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan Department of Community Health in an effort in five Michigan cities to help enroll eligible uninsured children in MIChild.

The Blues are hosting the meetings to urge community leaders and small business owners to help get the word out about MIChild to local working families. Attendees will be asked to send their staffs to upcoming MIChild enrollment training sessions. MIChild brochures in English, Spanish and Arabic will be available for participants to take to pass along to families. The dates and times are:

-- Oct. 18 - 9 a.m. breakfast at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference

Center, Frankenmuth. Speaker: Michigan Children's Ombudsman Verlie

Ruffin

-- Oct. 24 - Noon luncheon at the Macomb Community College University

Center Building, Clinton Township. Speaker: Macomb County District

Judge Sheila A. Miller

-- Oct. 25 - 8:30 a.m. breakfast at the Hannah Community Center, East

Lansing. Speaker: Michigan Children's Ombudsman Verlie Ruffin

-- Nov. 5 - 8 a.m. breakfast at the new Harrison Park Elementary School,

Grand Rapids. Speaker: Karen Kaashoek, executive director of

Catherine's Care Center, a free health clinic

-- Nov. 6 - Noon luncheon at the Mexicantown Mercado, Detroit. Speaker:

MDCH Director Janet Olszewski

All community leaders are welcome to attend these events. Though there is no charge, registration at 800-733-BLUE (2583) is required.

MIChild is a health and dental insurance program run by the Michigan Department of Community Health. It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families who have no comprehensive health insurance. It is not a welfare program. MIChild members choose one of several private health insurers and three dental insurers, including the Michigan Blues.

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