New Publications Examine SCHIP Experience; Trends in Access to Medicaid and SCHIP Coverage
Maintaining and expanding health coverage for children and parents will likely be in the forefront of health care policy debates in Washington and state capitols in 2007. With states generally in better financial shape since the fiscal crisis earlier in the decade, many have expressed interest in improving access to their Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). A new 50-state survey shows that one-third of states (17) increased access to health coverage in 2006, and no state cut income eligibility in Medicaid and SCHIP for the first time in four years.
Presentation Slides (.pdf)
also of interest
- What is Medicaid's Impact on Access to Care, Health Outcomes, and Quality of Care? Setting the Record Straight on the Evidence
- A Historical Review of How States Have Responded to the Availability of Federal Funds for Health Coverage
- Children and Oral Health: Assessing Needs, Coverage and Access
- Understanding The Medicaid And CHIP Maintenance of Eligibility Requirements