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Cover the Uninsured Week in Michigan is April 27 - May 3
Date:4/7/2008

Health Expo for the Uninsured Monday April 28 at Cobo Center including

enrollment options for kids and adults.

DETROIT, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from throughout Michigan including representatives of insurers, health systems, labor, business and the faith community will launch Cover The Uninsured Week in Michigan at a special Health Expo for the Uninsured, Monday, April 28 at Cobo Hall from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Open to the public at no charge, the Health Expo for the Uninsured will feature health coverage options for small business, children and individuals, free and low cost health screenings, Medicaid/MIChild Eligibility Training and informational sessions on the ballot initiative, Divided We Fail, Medicare Part D, and health care disparities. The Health Expo for the Uninsured which is being co-sponsored by Wayne County, Wayne County Health Choice and the City of Detroit is one of many events being held throughout southeast Michigan during Cover The Uninsured Week April 27 - May 3, a national non-partisan effort to advocate for access to health care for 47 million uninsured nationally. There are 1.4 million uninsured people in Michigan including 160,000 children.

Events during Cover The Uninsured Week are coordinated through the newly formed Michigan Cover The Uninsured Network (MCTUN) whose goal is to raise awareness and advocate for affordable health coverage for the uninsured. MCTUN provides education, advocacy and enrollment information on the uninsured.

"It is clear that Michigan with its poor economy and shrinking employment base is particularly vulnerable to the issue of the uninsured," said Nancy Schlichting, founding member of the Network and president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. "Cover The Uninsured Week and the Network are opportunities for all parties to come together to advocate for solutions and influence opinion leaders and policy. As a state and as a nation, we cannot rest until we h
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