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Media Release: Apple Health for Kids wins millions in federal recognition

FRI., DEC. 21, 2012 – Apple Health for Kids, Washington’s health coverage program for children, has won $12 million from the federal government for connecting more children to health care.

The Obama Administration awarded the money, a performance bonus, to Washington on Wednesday. Our state was among 23 states nationwide to earn bonuses for getting more children enrolled in health coverage.

“This is something to celebrate,” said Jon Gould, Children’s Alliance Deputy Director. “The performance bonus recognizes Apple Health for Kids for what it is: a winning strategy to connect Washington’s children with the health care they need to thrive.”

Read the press release, our fact sheet, and responses to winning the bonus from the Governor, Governor-Elect, legislators and parents across the state.