House passes bill to extend CHIP funding, Medicaid DSH relief

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The House today voted 242-174 to approve the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act of 2017 (H.R. 3922), legislation that includes a five-year extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and two years of relief from Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment cuts. Among the CHIP... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid, access

CMS: 16.7 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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More than 16.7 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and April 30, 2017, increasing total enrollment in the programs by more than 29% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a ... read more

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Tags: child health, Enrollment, Coverage, Medicaid

GAO reports on trauma center availability for children

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An estimated 57% of U.S. children live within 30 miles of a level I or II pediatric trauma center, which can treat all injuries regardless of severity, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. State-level estimates range from zero to more than 90%, GAO said. Pediatric trauma... read more

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Tags: child health, access, emergency care

CMS: Nearly 16.2 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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Nearly 16.2 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by more than 28% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a ... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

Survey: Most states planning on federal funding for CHIP to continue

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Most governors are planning upcoming budgets that assume federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will continue, according to a survey released today by the National Academy for State Health Policy. Thirty-three of the 40 states responding to the December survey said their proposed... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS updates Medicaid/CHIP, Marketplace enrollment estimates

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More than 16.4 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 29% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

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Tags: child health, Enrollment, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS updates Medicaid/CHIP, Marketplace enrollment estimates

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Nearly 17 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 30% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS: More than 15.7 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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More than 15.7 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 28% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

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Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS approves Arizona's plan to re-open CHIP

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved Arizona’s plan to allow new enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. “Today’s approval is a step forward for the health of Arizona children in low-income families,” said Vikki Wachino, CMS deputy administrator and director of the... read more

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Tag: child health

CMS awards funding to enroll children in Medicaid/CHIP

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday awarded $32 million in grants to find and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. The 38 recipients include states, school districts and community organizations in 27 states who will target eligible... read more

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Tags: child health, Enrollment, Coverage, Medicaid

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