Making Child Health Coverage a Reality: Lessons From Case Studies of Medicaid and CHIP Outreach and Enrollment Strategies
Recent expansions in public health insurance for children and changes in welfare laws present states with the challenge of identifying and enrolling the large population of uninsured children in their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). This study describes and analyzes the outreach and enrollment strategies and systems in place in four states at the county level, highlighting issues and challenges states face during implementation. The study sites selected were Santa Clara County (San Jose), California; Bibb County (Macon), Georgia; Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio; and Bernalillo County (Albuquerque), New Mexico.
also of interest
- The Impact of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): What Does the Research Tell Us?
- 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
- CHIP Enrollment: June 2011 Data Snapshot