The following comes from a July 2 story on KPCC Radio in Los Angeles.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday nearly $32 million in grants to help states sign up children for low-income health coverage.
In California, nine organizations, including the Los Angeles Unified School District, will together get roughly $6.2 million in grants ranging from $190,000 to slightly less than $1 million. The money is intended to help them identify and enroll children into Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program for the poor.
HHS officials say the funds will be used to target those children who are now eligible but not yet enrolled in the Medi-Cal program, as well as those who will become eligible for the expanded Medi-Cal coverage that will begin on Jan. 1, 2014.