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More than 160,000 kids living in South Carolina meet the criteria for government health insurance that is free for their parents, but the children arenâ??t signed up for the reporting.
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Friday challenged South Carolina and other states to locate and register within five years a likely 5 million kids nationwide who are qualified for the Childrenâ??s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP, or Medicaid.
CHIP is accessible to kids whose parents build too much money for them to get Medicaid. The state also offers South Carolina Healthy Connections children, which is insurance for kids whose parents make slightly extra money.
Nationally, a standard of 18 percent of qualified children isnâ??t signed up for the insurance compared with 21 percent in South Carolina. A number of states have service as high as 95 percent. On the low end is Nevada, which has only 55 percent of qualifying children enrolled.
In the Palmetto State, qualifying for CHIP and North Carolina Health insurance relationships children are kids in a family of four who come from households that make between $2,444 and $3,675 a month. Those in families earning fewer than $2,444 a month usually qualify for Medicaid.
â??As long as any kid in America is with no health insurance, we shouldnâ??t be pleased,â? Sebelius said during a webcast to talk about the Connecting children to reporting Challenge. The webcast coincided with the release of a statement by Urban Institute.
The Palmetto Project reports that more than 160,000 kids in the state meet the criteria for coverage but arenâ??t enrolled. The nonprofit received an almost $1 million funding from the federal government to direct an effort to do so. Most of the kids are uninsured since their parents do not know they are appropriate or that the programs are free of charge with no monthly premiums, co-pays, or deductibles for kids, according to Shelli Quenga, project director of Childrenâ??s Health Initiative at Palmetto Project.

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