Alexandria, Egypt, Aug 3, 2004 / 22:00 pm
More than 100,000 children were enrolled in healthcare coverage last year as a result of a Catholic program, called Children's Health Matters.
Children's Health Matters is a nationwide advocacy and enrollment project of Catholic Charities agencies, Catholic hospitals, and Catholic schools, which helps eligible families obtain health insurance.
The partnership works at both the national and state levels to ensure as many eligible children as possible are enrolled in Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Child Health Matters member agencies around the country use a variety of strategies, including outreach, enrollment and legislative advocacy efforts.