PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE NOVEMBER 2002 AS CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE IN VIRGINIA-FAMILY ACCESS TO MEDICAL INSURANCE SECURITY (FAMIS) ENROLLMENT MONTH

            WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia, in response to a nation-wide effort to assure good medical care to all children, created the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan for working families who do not have health insurance for their children; and

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County promotes good health for children for their protection, healthy development, and strong school performance; and

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County supports the goal of 100% FAMIS enrollment for eligible children; and

            WHEREAS, at the direction of the Fauquier County Social Services Board, a multi-disciplinary group identified barriers to 100% enrollment of all eligible children in Fauquier County and developed a plan to overcome those barriers; and

            WHEREAS, in September 2002, the Fauquier County Social Services Board unanimously adopted this plan and seeks the endorsement of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of October 2002, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby proclaim November 2002 as Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Enrollment Month; and, be it

            PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby exhort the Fauquier Medical Society, Fauquier County Public Schools, Department of Social Services, and Fauquier County Health Department to take all necessary actions in support of the goal of 100% enrollment of eligible children in the FAMIS plan.

 

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Raymond E. Graham

Chairman of the Board