Getting More Kids Covered: PHLP To Train Professionals in Family Courts, Pediatric Offices & Legal Aid Programs

Pennsylvania has a history of providing health insurance coverage to children in moderate- to low-income families. This coverage, through either Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is free or subsidized for some at low-cost.

However, a small but significant percentage of eligible children are not enrolled.  This is harmful.  We’re working to change that thanks to a recent grant from the federal government.

Beginning this fall, PHLP will travel across the state to train family serving professionals about

  • the availability of children’s health insurance,
  • how to inform families about coverage options, and
  • where to refer families who need assistance applying for or renewing their coverage.

Some of the background papers for the targeted professional groups are posted on PHLP’s web site and can be found here: [Family Courts] [Legal Services Programs].



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