Louisville has been awarded a 250 thousand dollar federal stimulus grant to help increase enrollment in the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program.
For an S-CHIP expansion, federal dollars cover 80% of the program, as they do for the current kids’ health insurance program. But states have to come up with 20% in matching funds, and Kentucky’s Medicaid Commissioner says it’s uncertain whether Kentucky will be able to find the extra dollars.
A report released Monday says that only about half of the Kentucky children eligible for health insurance under a state Medicaid program are signed up for the coverage. The report was issued by a coalition of groups that includes Kentucky Youth Advocates. Executive Director Terry Brooks says it’s estimated that some 60,000 Kentucky children are not… Continue reading Report: Thousands Of Eligible Children Not Enrolled In KCHIP