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Latest State Children's Health Insurance Program Stories

2014-04-08 12:25:03

U-M team examines state-by-state navigation of the politics of health reform in JAMA article With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year's elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging middle way toward reducing the ranks of the uninsured. The approach centers on efforts by governors and legislatures to get federal permission to customize Medicaid expansion in ways that satisfy political conservatives – while...

2014-03-25 08:31:52

New York, Hawaii, New Jersey top list, Arizona, North Dakota & Idaho Rank Lowest SAN MATEO, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the state of New York, a family of 4 can make up to $95,400 annually and still qualify its children for comprehensive health coverage, while families in Arizona must make less than $33,400 to qualify their children, according to a PointCare analysis of 2014 Medicaid data. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/LA89899LOGO For uninsured...

2014-03-03 16:25:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new marketing campaign launches today aimed at ensuring Pennsylvanians understand that healthcare coverage is within reach for uninsured children. The ads, themed "Within Reach," will ensure that every family knows that Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can be their healthcare partner and will prompt families to take action to sign up if eligible for the program. The ads will run statewide through June 30 and...

2014-02-12 23:03:44

Available later this month from Atlantic Information Services, the data contained in the 2014 edition of the annual resource, AIS’s Directory of Health Plans, demonstrate overall growth in health-care enrollment. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Published by Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), AIS’s Directory of Health Plans: 2014 contains enrollment data and contact information for all health plans operating in the U.S. as of year-end 2013. Entering its 11th year of...

2014-02-04 16:27:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal invests more than $34.4 billion in total funds for health and human services programs, delivering on his promise to help those who need it most and providing a sustainable foundation to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare for more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians under his Healthy Pennsylvania plan. In addition to advancing the Healthy Pennsylvania plan, it reaffirms a commitment...

2014-02-03 08:26:44

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that the state of Mississippi has awarded its subsidiary, Magnolia Health Plan, a statewide managed care contract to continue serving members enrolled in the Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN) program, as one of two contractors. Magnolia has been serving members in the MississippiCAN program since 2011. Under the new contract, Magnolia will continue providing outpatient,...

2013-12-31 12:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several key pieces of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, and may include changes to your healthcare coverage. Pennsylvania wants to ensure that individuals who have applied, or are planning to apply, for healthcare know their status and where to go for assistance. If you applied for healthcare coverage through the federal government's website, HealthCare.gov, technical issues may impact your...

2013-11-04 08:26:22

--Part of South Carolina's Pilot Program to Provide Integrated Medicare and Medicaid Services-- ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) has been notified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) that Absolute Total Care, its South Carolina subsidiary, has been selected to serve dual-eligible members as part of the state's pilot program to provide integrated and coordinated care for individuals who are eligible for both...

2013-10-28 12:25:28

Proposed Efforts to Cover More Adults Could Help Reach More Kids HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 148,000 Pennsylvania children still lack health insurance, despite the commonwealth's longstanding goal of providing "universal coverage" for all documented children, according to a report issued today by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC). Data in The State of Children's Health Care in Pennsylvania 2013 shows about 1 in 20 children in the commonwealth...

2013-10-09 13:34:15

State public health departments do not necessarily lose funding when merged with larger Medicaid programs, according to a just-released study. The findings from this first-of-a-kind research should help allay concerns that when such mergers occur they automatically lead to cutbacks in public health, says lead author Paula Lantz, PhD, who is chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). "The concern has been...