Navigation Links
First 5 California Approves $81.4 Million Contribution to Help Restore Healthy Families Program's Viability
Date:8/13/2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The First 5 California State Commission approved a contribution of up to $81.4 million to the Healthy Families Program today to cover health care costs for more than 200,000 infants and children at risk of losing coverage due to the state's fiscal crisis. The funding, approved at a special commission meeting held earlier today, will be used to cover children ages 0-5 through June 2010.

"In the current economy, now more than ever, families rely on affordable health care to keep their children healthy and safe," said Kris Perry, executive director of First 5 California. "We encourage like-minded partners to come forward with assistance to ensure the program's survival."

The Healthy Families Program, administered by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB), provides low-cost medical insurance to more than 1.1 million low-income children in families not qualified for Medi-Cal. However, the program's future has been uncertain after statewide budget cuts have left it facing a more than $190 million shortfall.

"The availability of preventive care helps keep children out of emergency rooms and can even make a difference in how well they can perform in school," said Dave Kears, First 5 California commission vice chair. "That's why improving access to affordable children's health care has always been a part of the core mission of First 5 California."

Since voters passed Proposition 10 in 1998, First 5 California has spent millions on children's health insurance - placing it among the largest and most stable funding sources of health coverage for children up to age 5 in California.

Most recently, First 5 California partnered with First 5 county commissions to provide $16.75 million to MRMIB to pay health care premiums for children up to age 5 enrolling in the Healthy Families Prog
'/>"/>

SOURCE Primeros 5 California
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. First compound that specifically kills cancer stem cells found
2. Thomson Reuters Invites You to the First Latin American Forum Covering the Pharmaceutical Industry
3. Global Med Technologies(R) Announces Second Quarter and First Half Results
4. Arcadia Resources Announces First Quarter Results
5. Healthcare Providers Rank CSC First in ERP Implementations
6. BELLUS Health reports results for first half of fiscal 2009
7. Amilpar - Operating Revenues Grew 9% in the Second Quarter and 11% in the First Half of 2009
8. Mesa Labs Reports Higher First Quarter Earnings
9. Kraft Foods First Company to Adopt Smart Choices Program Nutrition Criteria for Advertising to Children in the U.S.
10. PA Department of Health Confirms the First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania for 2009
11. NYCs first elder abuse center created by NYP/Weill Cornell in collaboration with community partners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Ticket Down ... Cup Finals tickets at the Sun Life Stadium in ... Champions Cup is now underway. Residents and diehard soccer fans ... to watch the Guinness International Champions Cup final in person ... competing in the tournament have been split into two groups ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Ce-Classes.com ... continues to help healthcare agencies to pass inspections ... and agencies meet their accreditation and state ... based training. , Healthcare administrators can monitor ... clicks of the mouse. Courses can be developed ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Zensah®, a leading Miami based compression apparel company, ... , designed to help target tennis elbow, elbow tendonitis, ... for summer. The compression elbow sleeve is now available ... Zensah® fabric, the elbow sleeve is made ... no-slip cuff to ensure it stays in place, even ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... To further educate the public, The Rothenberg ... safety information regarding leaving children in hot vehicles: , ... consequences. Because a child’s body can heat up three ... children alone in a hot vehicle puts them at ... Statistics of Children Left Alone in a Car , ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Most mommy ... journals. Mommylish’s main purpose is to attract all mothers ... targeted to a particular group; whether its high fashion ... she realized that everything on the Internet was so ... information on a particular topic and then search Google ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Guinness International Champions Cup Finals Tickets in Miami, FL Available at Ticket Down 2Health News:Guinness International Champions Cup Finals Tickets in Miami, FL Available at Ticket Down 3Health News:Company Helps Healthcare Agencies to Pass Inspections and Audits 2Health News:Company Helps Healthcare Agencies to Pass Inspections and Audits 3Health News:Compression Elbow Sleeve Provides Relief From Elbow Pain to Golfers and Tennis Players 2Health News:Compression Elbow Sleeve Provides Relief From Elbow Pain to Golfers and Tennis Players 3Health News:The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP Teams Up with Local Philadelphia TV Stations to Promote Awareness of the Dangers of Leaving Children Unattended in a Hot Vehicle 2Health News:The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP Teams Up with Local Philadelphia TV Stations to Promote Awareness of the Dangers of Leaving Children Unattended in a Hot Vehicle 3Health News:Mommylish Launches Its Website 2
... VANCOUVER, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation,(CRM:TSX-V) announced ... in Bay Shore, Long Island. This Center is the ... many new markets that CRH has targeted for,expansion. The ... in 2008 bringing the Company,s total number of Centers ...
... N.Y., May 15 Two nutrients found in,certain fruits ... are lutein and zeaxanthin and they are found in ... show that lutein and zeaxanthin not only help prevent ... healthy eyes. For,example, they can improve photostress recovery under ...
... of Global Unified Worklist ... SEATTLE, May 15 Compressus, leaders in ... APC, of,Seattle, announced today an agreement to implement ... data management systems.,The implementation, which will include eight ...
... in mouse model hint of new treatment strategies for the ... polyunsaturated fat, the kind often found in baked and fried ... , The finding by University of California, Los Angeles, scientists ... a mouse model that closely mimics human cancer. , The ...
... PRO-DEX, INC. (Nasdaq:,PDEX) invites shareholders and investors to listen ... quarter financial results, and a discussion,of the outlook for ... be broadcast live over the Internet on,Thursday, May 15, ... accessed by,visiting the Company,s website at http://www.pro-dex.com . ...
... 15 ev3 Inc. (Nasdaq:,EVVV) today announced that Pat ... to present at the 2008 FBR Capital Markets,Spring Investor ... Eastern,Time (1:20 p.m. Central Time and 11:20 a.m. Pacific ... be held at the Grand Hyatt,Hotel, located at 109 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CRH Medical Corporation opens Center in New York 2Health News:Lutein and Zeaxanthin Improve Sports Vision for Athletes 2Health News:Compressus Announces Seattle Radiologists Interoperability Implementation 2Health News:Compressus Announces Seattle Radiologists Interoperability Implementation 3Health News:Lowering Dietary Fat May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014 AFFiRiS AG ... York results of AFF008, a Phase I clinical ... the first therapy against the protein alpha-synuclein, a promising Parkinson,s ... J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson,s Research (MJFF) supported the study ... press conference on the impact a disease-modifying therapy would have ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 For the first time, ... the implantation of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart ... video posted on the Journal of Visualized Experiments website. ... the paper on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implantation ... accompanies "Implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart," a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... NEW YORK , July 31, 2014 ... developing better, faster and affordable treatments for tuberculosis (TB), ... Senior Vice President, Market Access. Ms. Robertson joins the ... the company,s business in Sub-Saharan Africa and ... will oversee the TB Alliance,s efforts to ensure beneficial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Clinical Data of Therapeutic Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Encourages Continued Development 2First Clinical Data of Therapeutic Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Encourages Continued Development 3First Clinical Data of Therapeutic Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Encourages Continued Development 4How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching Video 2How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching Video 3TB Alliance Names Elana Robertson Senior Vice President, Market Access 2TB Alliance Names Elana Robertson Senior Vice President, Market Access 3
... Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK ) announced ... Manufacturer to begin the development of the Pocket Puffer and the ... all specifications are met, the manufacturing facility will set up the ... a patent of the new device once complete and approved. ...
...  Ameritox, the national leader in pain medication monitoring, ... against San Diego-based Millennium Laboratories seeking damages, injunctive ... and unfair trade practices.  The Ameritox filing alleges ... in violations of the Lanham Act, unfair competition ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rapid Fire Marketing Funds Development of Second Generation Vapor Inhaler 2Ameritox Files Amended Complaint Against Millennium Laboratories For Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Relief and Damages 2Ameritox Files Amended Complaint Against Millennium Laboratories For Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Relief and Damages 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: