The California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, has awarded $5 million in grants to support counties and local coalitions in providing healthcare coverage to low-income Californians. The independent philanthropy awarded a total of more than $1 million to help 17 local projects develop and implement programs that use public funding to expand coverage to uninsured individuals not eligible for public insurance programs, including children, child-care workers and other low-wage workers. It also awarded nearly $4 million in one-time grants to six not-for-profit, community-based programs to subsidize the cost of insurance premiums for hard-to-reach populations. -- by Laura B. Benko
Group awards $5 million to help Calif.'s uninsured
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