Healthy Kids Replication Program

The Foundation's Healthy Kids Replication Program was designed to replicate in five to seven states the Florida Healthy Kids program (a subsidized, comprehensive insurance product designed specifically for children ages 0-18 and sold through schools).The program helps working families who do not qualify for government aid but who cannot afford private health insurance to gain adequate coverage for their children. The state pays part of the cost, parents pay what they can afford, and local agencies and organizations pick up the remainder. In 1995, the Healthy Kids Program provided coverage to 26,000 children in nine Florida counties. This replication program will help to promote a successful model for expanding children's coverage in other states. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing will use this 15-month planning grant to accomplish the following: (1) develop and price a benefit package and design a subsidy structure; (2) create and implement a marketing plan; (3) design eligibility determination, enrollment, and management information systems; (4) select local communities for the first phase of the implementation; (5) conduct a competitive bidding process with health plans; (6) develop tools to monitor the health plans; and (7) work with managed care organizations to develop privately subsidized children's health insurance products. It is estimated that approximately 14,000 children will be served when the project is implemented.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $100,000.00

Awarded on: 11/24/1997

Time frame: 12/1/1997 - 6/30/2000

Grant Number: 33208


State of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

1575 Sherman Street
Denver, 80203-1714


Barbara Ladon
Project Director