Alabama Medicaid Agency receives bonus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Medicaid Agency has received a $39.1 million federal performance bonus for the effectiveness of its efforts to enroll more low-income children in Medicaid.

Alabama was one of nine states to receive a performance bonus
from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Gov. Bob Riley said Thursday the Alabama Medicaid efforts have
made it possible for more children to access basic health services.

Alabama received the largest amount of money of the states
receiving the bonuses.

Alabama boosted enrollment among eligible uninsured children by
39 percent. That was the largest increase in the country

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