ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is getting $28.3 million to help provide more children with health coverage, the U.S. Health Department announced Wednesday.

Maryland is one of 23 states to share more than $296 million in performance bonus payments for surpassing a Medicaid enrollment target and adopting procedures to improve access to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

It’s the second year Maryland has received the bonus funding.

The U.S. Health Department said Maryland has streamlined the children’s health coverage enrollment process by not requiring applicants to appear for a face-to-face interview, which can be difficult for working parents. Maryland also uses electronic databases to verify family information. That reduces the need for families to submit paperwork when it is time to renew their children’s health coverage.

The performance bonuses help offset the costs states incur when they enroll lower income children in Medicaid.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. sayeb says:

    That’s right baby momma’s, it’s free health care if you get knocked up @ 13 14 yrs of age. No question asked & how about a free cell phone, food stamps & section 8 housing. Responsibility for your actions???? Never, it’s the monkey way.

  2. Liberal Soldier says:

    I would think the red states in the south that support the health insurance corporations would not apply for this grant. And for those that oppose abortion you should also care for the babies just as much AFTER they leave the womb. But of course we know that is not the case.

  3. Sharon says:

    News Flash: Obviously you are not aware of the fact that there are more caucasian women on welfare getting free cell phones, food stamps & section 8 housing than any race of women in the United States. It has been proven statistically. Go to the library to read the statistics…Sayeb !

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