States, Community Groups Efforts to Sign Up Uninsured Children

New Orleans has one of the most aggressive and successful efforts in the nation to reach children who are eligible for government health insurance programs – Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Walkers/Talkers program sends workers into the poorest neighborhoods to knock on doors in search of uninsured children and then helps sign them up. Since its inception, the program has enrolled more than 7,000 kids.