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Hattiesburg Earns Grant from National League of Cities for Children and Families Insurance Campaign

Washington, DC – Hattiesburg was one of eight cities selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) to receive $250 thousand and technical assistance to help implement local outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

“As a nation, we’ve made significant progress on enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP, but millions of children who qualify for coverage under these programs still need to sign up.  Cities are vital partners in outreach and enrollment efforts,” said Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  “We applaud National League of Cities for its leadership and support.”