Maternal and Child Health Consortium Hosts Panel Discussion on Health Insurance


On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC) hosted its 2nd Health Insurance Gathering at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, in collaboration with the Brandywine Health Foundation, Department of Human Services, Chester County Assistance Office, Pennsylvania Health Access Network, and Public Citizens for Children and Youth.

The event was sponsored by MCHC and the Brandywine Health Foundation. The panel discussion featured the following:

  • Kelly Lynch, Program Manager for Maternal and Child Health Consortium
  • Colleen McCauley, Health Policy Director for Public Citizens for Children and Youth
  • Gerald Koren, Manager for the Chester County Assistance Office
  • Antoinette Kraus, Executive Director for PA Health Access Network.

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A total of 67 individuals attended the event to learn about topics such as updates on the status of health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and CHIP, as well as creative strategies to reach the uninsured, particularly children and students.

Christina Sappey, Chief of Staff for State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, expressed her and Comitta’s support for the health insurance initiatives discussed by the panel.

The audience of the 2nd Health Insurance Gathering included representatives from social service agencies, Chester County school districts, and other stakeholders.

MCHC hopes to continue hosting health insurance gatherings twice a year. Click here to learn more about MCHC programs.

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