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Legislation #: 080438 Introduction Date: 5/1/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/1/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOLLY, CIRCO, CURLS, FORD, FUNKHOUSER, GOTTSTEIN, JOHNSON, MARCASON, RILEY, SHARP, SKAGGS AND SANDERS BROOK
Title: Declaring April 27 to May 3, 2008, as “Cover the Uninsured Week” in Kansas City, Missouri.

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DateMinutesDescription
4/28/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/1/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080438

 

Declaring April 27 to May 3, 2008, as Cover the Uninsured Week in Kansas City, Missouri.

WHEREAS, there are forty-seven million Americans, including more than 9 million children, that are living without health care coverage and this will be the sixth annual Cover the Uninsured Week and hopefully will help get America covered; and

 

WHEREAS, the Regional Health Care Initiative was formed in 2007 and addresses ways to provide effective health care for the uninsured and underinsured; and

 

WHEREAS, the Regional Health Care Initiatives Safety Net Working Group and other community health organizations will mark Cover the Uninsured Week, April 27 to May 3, 2008, by launching a new Web site, www.kchealthresource.org; and

 

WHEREAS, this site will allow people with little or no insurance, social service agencies and health care providers to easily access information about free or low-cost health care services in the Kansas City region; and

 

WHEREAS, this site will also include a mapping function that allows users to search by location and/or by services needed which could be services provided to children, accepts Medicaid and is located in a particular area of the city; and

 

WHEREAS, once you hit the search function a list will display of Safety Net providers that fit the search criteria and provide a map with directions to each clinic; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April 27 to May 3, 2008, as Cover the Uninsured Week in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Laura McCrary, Director of Regional Health Care Initiatives, Mid-America Regional Council, with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for their dedication and service to the community in trying to get everyone health insurance.

 

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