NC Gets $9 Million Federal Grant For Child Health Care

North Carolina will receive $9.3 million over five years from the federal government to ensure doctors are doing a good job treating children from low-income families who rely on public health insurance.

The five-year grant was funded by Congress last year when it reauthorized the federal-state Children's Health Insurance Program.

North Carolina is one of 18 states to receive grants to improve health care quality for these children.

The funding is intended to carry out and evaluate performance measures of providers and expand the use of technology, such as electronic health records for child patients.

North Carolina's first portion of the grant received will be $2.2 million.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 at 03:17 PM
    Money to ensure that Doctors do the job they are already paid to do? Throwing money at health care won't fix it any more than all the years we have thrown money at the schools has fixed education.
  • by Anon Location: Washington on Feb 24, 2010 at 06:55 AM
    Why is it the state is out of money to pay out taxes but they can accept more money for illegals who don't pay in taxes to begin with? Is it that hard to understand where the money is needed? Jobs? Tax paying citizens pockets? Education system maybe? But no the money is given to more medical epxenses for those who dont have JOBS and probably don't PAY TAXES!
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Feb 24, 2010 at 06:22 AM
    There are two kinds or folks in the world - "Workers" and "watchers". This grant sounds like it is funding "watchers". Oh that this would result in improved health care. What we need is more workers not more watchers.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Feb 24, 2010 at 02:08 AM
    It sounds like one part of health care reform has already begun?
  • by That's good but, Location: enc on Feb 23, 2010 at 07:04 PM
    Instead of using the money "to ensure that doctors are doing a good job treating children from low-income families"... how about use that money to help more children that don't have insurance nor able to get medicaid due to parent's just above income limit??Or better yet, create jobs that pay well--not just construction-type for immigrants to get.

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