Kids health insurance
program set for


Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2003

>> The Hawaii Covering Kids Local Project that allows parents and guardians to sign up their kids for free health insurance through QUEST and Medicaid has been postponed to sometime in April. A story on Page A5 Monday incorrectly said the event would be held Saturday at Hauula Elementary School.

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Parents and guardians on Oahu's North Shore can sign their children up for free health insurance through QUEST and Medicaid at the Hauula Bazaar on Saturday.

Hawaii Covering Kids Kahuku Local Project will be at the Hauula Elementary School bazaar 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Children up to 19 years old may be eligible for these programs, including those with working parents and immigrants. Eligibility is determined by family size and household income.

"Many families are unaware or misinformed about these programs, or they find the application process difficult," said project outreach worker Michelle Malufau. "We hope our outreach event will change those perceptions as we answer questions and provide helpful information."

Health care benefits covered by QUEST and Medicaid include regular checkups, doctor visits, emergency care, eyeglasses, immunizations, counseling, prescription medicines and dental care.

For more information, parents and guardians can call the Hawaii Covering Kids Kahuku Local Project at 211 (Aloha United Way's free 24-hour hot-line service) or log onto

Hawaii Covering Kids is a project of the Hawaii Primary Care Association, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, state Department of Human Services and seven local foundations.


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