CalKids Surpasses Enrollment Goal
CalKids, an outpatient insurance program established in May 2006 to extend coverage to uninsured children in Mendocino County, has exceeded its first-year enrollment goal in six months, the Ukiah Daily Journal reports. The program was founded by Healthy Kids Mendocino.
Kristen Gardner, project coordinator for Healthy Kids, said the goal for first-year enrollment was 100 to 125 children, yet the program after six months has enrolled 135 children.
CalKids seeks to enroll uninsured children who are not eligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, which applies to 300 to 600 children of the 1,500 to 3,000 uninsured children in the county. Medi-Cal is the state's Medicaid program.
The program is eligible for children up to age 19 with income limit of $60,000 annually for a family of four. By comparison, Medi-Cal's annual income eligibility for a family of four is $25,000 and Healthy Families is $40,000 for a family of four (McCutcheon, Ukiah Daily Journal, 12/18)