Indianapolis-based Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana Inc. has been named a recipient of a major grant aimed at getting more children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The organization will receive a nearly $1 million Connecting Kids to Coverage grant.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says, to date, 91 percent of eligible children are enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded $32 million total to 38 states, school districts and local community organizations.
"Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the rate of uninsurance for children has declined to its lowest levels on record. Fewer than 1 in 20 children are now uninsured,” said U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell. "(These) awards will accelerate efforts in communities across America to continue this progress and reach millions of children who are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP but not yet enrolled."
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Service says in 2015, only 4.5 percent of children remains without health insurance.