New Mexico gets $1 million HHS grant
The state of New Mexico is getting a $1,000,000 grant to enroll eligible children into Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The award is part of the Affordable Care Act and the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.
On Tuesday U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich said, "Improving access to health care for children in New Mexico will ensure they get the care they need and lay the foundation for a healthy life."
In New Mexico, 9 percent of children don't have health insurance, compared to the national average of 7 percent.