State awarded $11.6 million for children's Medicaid enrollment

Posted by Lynn Bonner on December 30, 2013 

North Carolina has won $11.6 million from the federal government because the state makes it easy for children to enroll in Medicaid and has had more children join.

North Carolina was one of 23 states receiving bonus money in fiscal year 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday.

The 2009 federal law that reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program set up a system awarding bonuses to states that streamline their application processes and increase children’s enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP, the government subsidized insurance plan for children that’s called Health Choice in North Carolina.

The state has won bonuses in each of the two previous fiscal years.

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