Panel Considers Plan To Freeze Healthy Families Enrollment for 6 Months
On Wednesday, the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board considered a proposal to halt enrollment in Healthy Families because of a $17 million funding crunch, Capital Public Radio's "KXJZ News" reports.
Healthy Families is California's version of the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
MRMIB Executive Director Lesley Cummings has called for freezing enrollment for at least the next six months.
MRMIB estimates that the waiting list for enrollment in the program could grow to 100,000 to 160,000 children during that time (Weiss, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 11/20).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.