This report includes case studies of how seven states (California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Washington) coped with budgetary problems and how these problems impacted Medicaid and SCHIP.Report
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Simplified Eligibility for Children's Medicaid in Texas: A Status Report at Nine MonthsThis report describes the initial success of Texas new law in removing barriers to children's Medicaid participation and provides the baseline information needed to observe and interpret how the next phase of implementation, the EPSDT mandate, will enhance…
This report describes the findings of a December 2002 50-state survey update on state budgets and Medicaid spending trends for fiscal year 2003.
Children Discharged from Foster Care: Strategies to Prevent the Loss of Health Coverage at a Critical Transition
This report discusses the importance of maintaining health coverage for children who are discharged from foster care and presents strategies that state child welfare and Medicaid agencies can employ to reach this goal. In addition, the report also addresses the needs of children who age out of the foster care…
The Health Rights Hotline, based in Sacramento, California, wasestablished in 1997 as a model to demonstrate and assess how anindependent assistance program can help consumers successfully accesscare, navigate the health care system, and improve the system for allhealth care consumers. Based on the experiences of the Health Rights Hotline, this…
This report is an overview of how seven states (California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Washington) coped with budgetary problems and how these problems impacted Medicaid and SCHIP.Report
A new survey conducted by National Public Radio/Kaiser Family Foundation/Kennedy School of Government looks at Americans’ knowledge and attitudes about Social Security and retirement. The survey finds the public considers Social Security a very important government program and keeping it financially stable a top priority. Americans are also concerned about…
This report presents information on the number of children enrolled in SCHIP for each state, for specific months from 1998 to June 2002. As of June 2002, the SCHIP program covered 3.6 million low-income children. An increase of 571,000 from the previous June.
This report analyzes data from a survey of 42 low-income families with children with moderate or severe disabilities to better understand the impact of welfare reform on health coverage for these families.Report
Complete Survey Toplines for the Kaiser Health News Index: 2002The Kaiser Health News Index is designed to provide key tracking information on public opinion about health care topics to journalists, policymakers and the general public.January/FebruaryMarch/AprilMay/JuneJuly/AugustSeptember/OctoberNovember/December