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Kansas gets federal bonus for improving children’s access to health care

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.

The state of Kansas has received more than $10.8 million as a bonus from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for improving children’s access to health coverage, according to a news release.

The bonus is part of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.

Kansas is one of 23 states to receive the bonus, totaling more than $307 million.

The state has received other bonuses from the program in the past, including $1.2 million in 2009, $5.4 million in 2010, $5.9 million in 2011 and $12.7 million in 2012 for meeting several requirements set by the federal government.

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