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HHS makes $40 million available to cover uninsured children

Patient Access Weekly Advisor, July 8, 2009

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that up to $40 million in grants are being made available for helping children in families who qualify for—but are not yet enrolled in—Medicaid or their state’s Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). This grant announcement is the first cycle of outreach funding under the new Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) that was signed into law by President Obama in February.

"The grants are not specifically for states," Sebelius said in a teleconference on Monday. "They are for states [along with] local governments, providers, consumer groups, faith-based groups, community outreach organization, and advocacy groups."

Read the full story by HealthLeaders Media’s Janice Simmons.

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