December 29th, 2010 – Colorado will receive a $13.7 million bonus for increasing its enrollment of children in public health insurance programs like Medicaid and CHP+.
Colorado increased its enrollment in Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) by 14% during the fiscal year which ended June 30th, 2010. At the end of the fiscal year Colorado saw increases across the board with 64,598 children and 1,618 pregnant women enrolling in CHP+ and 467,556 Coloradans on Medicaid. Nearly 10 percent of the state’s residents are now enrolled in Medicaid.
Medicaid is federally and state sponsored public health insurance program for low income families, children, pregnant women, and people who are blind or have disabilities. CHP+ covers pregnant women and children in Colorado who don’t qualify for Medicaid.