First 5 LA Strategy Shift Brings an End to Healthy Kids ProgramPosted by Anulkah Thomas, Health Coverage Policy Analyst on May 22nd, 2015
To date First 5 LA, with funds from Prop 10, has invested over $1 billion to support the healthy development of children from the womb through age 5. Recently they released a new strategic plan that shifts funding priorities to policy and systems change efforts. As a result many programs will no longer receive First 5 LA funding and potentially close, such as Healthy Kids. Healthy Kids provides comprehensive health insurance through LA Care to children ages 0 to 5, with family incomes up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), regardless of their immigration status, and who do not qualify other health coverage.
New enrollments will be accepted through September 30, 2015. For more information, or to enroll in Healthy Kids coverage for 2015, families can contact LA Care directly at 1-888-452-2273 or get assistance through a contracted community organization. These agencies can also provide information on other coverage options including Kaiser CHP and MHLA.
For more information, please contact Community Health Councils’ Policy Analyst, Anulkah Thomas at email@example.com
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