N.J. Awarded $4.2M In Federal Funds For Enrolling Children In Health Insurance Programs

health human svcNew Jersey will get a $4.2 million federal “performance bonus” for its efforts to enroll more children in government health insurance programs. The funding announced today by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rewards the state for enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid and improving access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program. New Jersey is among nine states that received bonuses for boosting enrollments in the two programs in the 2009 fiscal year. Overall, the bonuses total $72.6 million. AP

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