Tuesday, July 29, 2014


HHS awards $1M for kids health care outreach

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gives $1 million to Covering Kids and Families of Indiana for kids health care.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 2, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving an Indiana group $1 million to enroll more children in health care.

Covering Kids and Families of Indiana was awarded the money to ensure more children are covered under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that the funding is a part of $140 million going to various groups across the nation.

Sebelius said efforts over the last five years have helped drive down the number of uninsured children nationwide to 6.6 percent. The grants help pay for outreach in low-income areas with programs through schools and language assistance to help families through the application process.

The Indiana money will be used in low-income communities across the state.


Updated 44 minutes ago
 FILE - In a Thursday, May 29, 2014 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin looks up while seated on stage during Harvard University commencement ceremonies, in Cambridge, Mass. Franklin, the Queen of Soul says she's looking forward to tracking down one of the powdered sugar-covered confections while she's at the Ohio State Fair to perform on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Updated 45 minutes ago
 In this courtroom sketch at the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, center, and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, second from right, Judge James R. Spencer, left, presides during jury selection Monday, July 28, 2014, in Richmond, Va. Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. The defense team is gathered at a courtroom table and includes Victoria Taraktchian, John L. Brownlee, Robert McDonnell, Henry W.

Updated 1 hour ago
Back to top ^