Texas Health System Gets Nearly $1M To Boost CHIP Enrollment Numbers
Up to 40 percent of children are still uninsured in San Antonio, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. In other news, California's budget includes $30 million to limit Medi-Cal estate recovery.
San Antonio Press Express:
University Health Wins Grant To Boost Kids’ Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment
University Health System has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal funds to boost the number of Bexar County children enrolling in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. About 10 percent of Bexar County children are uninsured, an improvement from 2009, when the rate of children lacking coverage was 14 percent. But in some San Antonio census tracts, up to 40 percent of children are still uninsured, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. (O'Hare, 6/16)
California Budget Includes Limit On Medi-Cal Estate Recovery
California’s $122 billion general fund budget includes money to dramatically limit a practice advocates had long lobbied against — the seizure of assets, after death, of people who had received health insurance coverage through the state’s Medi-Cal program. The federal government requires that states recover money for nursing home care. But it also gives states the option to recover costs of general medical care — hospitalizations and doctors visits — for people 55 and over. (Aliferis, 6/16)