Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CHIP and the Affordable Care Act, by State

September 3, 2010

Today, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the Maximizing Enrollment for Kids program announced support of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' goal to enroll the five million children who are uninsured, but eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). NASHP is the National Program Office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Maximizing Enrollment for Kids. Coinciding with the HHS challenge announcement, NASHP also released its State CHIP fact sheets http://nashp.org/node/2089 . The fact sheets, developed from data collected in a 2008 NASHP survey and supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, provide a profile of program characteristics, including adoption of key enrollment strategies.

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