Children’s Health Insurance: The Difference Policy Choices Make
This paper describes states' policy choices under CHIP and assesses the likely impact of these choices on coverage. Specifically, the paper describes the impact of design choices on the number of children covered, the likelihood that newly-covered children were previously uninsured (rather than insured), program costs, and savings to families and employers for those who switch from private coverage.
This paper is part of the Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project.
also of interest
- Faces of the Medicaid Expansion: How Obtaining Medicaid Coverage Impacts Low-Income Adults
- The Single Streamlined Application Under the Affordable Care Act: Key Elements of the Proposed Application and Current Medicaid and CHIP Applications
- Getting into Gear for 2014: Findings From a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP, 2012-2013