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More Changes in Healthcare Coverage

It’s not exactly news that the healthcare market is changing. With ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act, the Exchange and Marketplace, and Accountable Care Organizations, the market is growing in ways that’s hard to understand. How does this affect me? What happens to my care?

More than 1.7 Million Children Covered

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was reauthorized in 2009, has had immense success, reaching and helping children all over the country. The Affordable Care Act and Children’s Health Insurance Program budgeted $140 million for the “Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants.”

Grants, amounting anywhere between $190,000 to $1 million, were recently awarded to “41 state agencies, community health centers, school-based organizations and nonprofit groups,” reaching 22 states.

These programs will “ensure that more children across the nation have access to the quality health care they need,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to “promote enrollment this fall in Medicaid […]