Family Health Centers of San Diego to receive grant

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego community health center will receive a
grant of nearly $1 million to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services' efforts to identify and enroll children eligible for Medicaid and the
Children's Health Insurance Program, it was announced on Tuesday.

The $993,472 federal outlay to Family Health Centers of San Diego Inc.
is among $32 million distributed nationwide and $6.18 million to nine
organizations across California in the Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and
Enrollment program.

“Tuesday's grants will ensure that more children across the nation have
access to the quality health care they need,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
said. “We are drawing from successful children's health-coverage outreach and
enrollment efforts to help promote enrollment this fall in Medicaid and the new
Health Insurance Marketplace.”

Efforts to streamline Medicaid and children's health-insurance
enrollment and renewal practices have helped reduce the number of uninsured
children in recent years, giving 1.7 million minors access to coverage since
2008, according to federal officials.

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