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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green Celebrates HHS Grant Award to Houston's Gateway to Care

July 2, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that Houston-based Gateway to Care has won a $998,784 grant under the Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grant program to continue outreach and enrollment efforts for children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Congressman Gene Green was proud to submit a letter of support for Gateway to Care’s application.

Rep. Green stated, “There are so many children in our community that are in need of medical care and Medicaid and CHIP are great programs.  I’m glad to see that this local non-profit has received a grant to support the mission of affordable and accessible health care for our nation’s most vulnerable population.  It’s our duty to take care of our children and make sure their health needs are met.”

As one of the states with the largest number of eligible but non-enrolled children, Texas received 3 of the 41 grants.  Funding for the grants was made possible though the Affordable Care Act.

A full copy of Congressman Green’s letter can be found here.