COMING UP: It's Thursday Night Football Blitz presented by Connect For Health Colorado, with Demaryius Thomas & Rahim Moore. Watch it on CBSDenver.com at 6 p.m. or head to the new ViewHouse Centennial to see it live!

U.S. Gives Colorado $26M For Children’s Health Insurance

View Comments
(credit: ThinkStock)

(credit: ThinkStock)

Health Resources

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSDenver.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSDenver.com/Health

DENVER (AP) — The federal government is giving Colorado more than $26 million for enrolling more kids in health insurance.

The grant is a performance bonus authorized by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.

The Department of Health and Human Services says Colorado is one of 23 states to share more than $296 million in federal performance bonuses this year.

To qualify for these payments, states must surpass their Medicaid enrollment target. They also must adopt procedures to improve access to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Colorado also received a children’s health insurance “performance bonus” last year.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,445 other followers