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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Choices Under the New State Child Health Insurance Program: What Factors Shape Cost and Coverage?

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program, enacted as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, provides over $20 billion in federal funds over five years to cover low-income uninsured children. This policy brief examines how many children will participate and the public costs per covered child.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

With Federal Support, States Hold Steady in Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Policies for Low-Income Children and Families Despite Recession

New 50-State Survey Finds Some States Make Targeted Expansions to Strengthen Coverage and Achieve Efficiencies as They Prepare for Health Reform WASHINGTON — Despite tight budgets, nearly all states maintained or made targeted expansions or improvements in their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment rules in…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CHIP TIPS: Medicaid Performance Bonus “5 of 8″ Requirements

This brief, the second in a series, examines the requirements that states must meet to be eligible for the new “performance bonus” available to states that do an especially good job of signing up eligible children for Medicaid. The bonus, created by a provision in the Children’s Health Insurance Program…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Choosing Premium Assistance: What Does State Experience Tell Us?

Premium assistance programs use federal and state Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) funds to purchase private coverage. Overall, few states have premium assistance programs, but interest in premium assistance remains high. This brief examines six state premium assistance programs (in Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Oregon, Utah, and Virginia)…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Legislative Summary: State Children’s Health Insurance Program

This Fact Sheet summarizes eligibility, benefits and cost-sharing, and financing rules of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program as well as other child-related Medicaid provisions from the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.Fact Sheet Fact Sheet

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The State Fiscal Crisis and Medicaid: Will Health Programs Be Major Budget Targets? Overview

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

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

S-CHIP Implementation in California

This report examines the design and implementation of California’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program (known as Healthy Families), including contracting issues, program design and administration, and access to care by adolescents and children with special health care needs. This report is one of several appearing on this website from a…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Covering Parents through Medicaid and SCHIP: Potential Benefits to Low-Income Parents and Children

A new report examines state efforts to expand Medicaid and SCHIP coverage to low-income parents and assesses the potential impact of insurance coverage for parents on access to care for themselves and their children.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Insurance Premiums and Cost-Sharing: The Impact on Low-Income Populations

This fact sheet summarizes the issues surrounding premiums and cost-sharing in public coverage programs and discusses the impact of these mechanisms on participation and health outcomes, particularly for low-income populations. Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Update on the Florida SCHIP Enrollment Freeze

This issue update describes the latest developments regarding Florida’s enrollment freeze in their SCHIP program.Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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