This chartbook provides fundamental facts about children’s health insurance coverage. Chartbook (.pdf) Previous Versions: February 2007 (.pdf)
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E-Health Snapshot: Harnessing Technology To Improve Medicaid and SCHIP Enrollment and Retention Practices
Information technology holds considerable promise for improving outreach to families with uninsured children, getting them enrolled in Medicaid and SCHIP and keeping them covered. This report documents the promising practices underway across the country to use technology to make enrollment and renewal more efficient, more responsive to family needs and…
This policy brief highlights the prevalence of dental problems among children and examines gaps in oral health coverage and access to dental care, as well as disparities by income and race/ethnicity. It also looks at out-of-pocket costs for dental care, explains the role of Medicaid and CHIP in dental care,…
Building an On-Ramp to Children’s Health Coverage: A Report on California’s Express Lane Eligibility Program
Building an On-Ramp to Children's Health Coverage: A Report on California's Express Lane Eligibility ProgramThis report documents the results from California’s Express Lane Eligibility (ELE) initiative through the school lunch program (now one year into implementation), which has been piloted in 72 schools in 5 school districts in the state.…
Summary Of Early Observations Of The Transition Of Immigrant Families From A Medicaid Look-Alike Program To Basic Health In Washington State
In 2002, the state of Washington eliminated state-funded Medicaid look-alike coverage for certain immigrant families. These families then became eligible for more limited coverage in the state's Basic Health program. This report details the process of this transition and the outcomes for coverage and access for these individuals.Research Brief (.pdf)
A new brief reviews the latest data available on states’ use of CHIP funds and explores the effect of a pending dip in CHIP funding on states’ ability to provide health care coverage to uninsured, low-income children.
The to extend the SCHIP program was passed with bi-partisan support in the Congress and vetoed by the President on October 3, 2007. This brief provides an overview of SCHIP and of key provisions in CHIPRA. Issue Brief (.pdf)
This October 2007 survey conducted jointly by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health examines the public’s views and opinions of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and the pending legislation surrounding its reauthorization. The survey assesses the public’s familiarity with the SCHIP debate,…
A new policy brief provides a description of the Section 1115 law, its history, and an overview of how it plays a role in the restructuring of Medicaid and SCHIP.
A new report reveals that CHIP provided coverage for 2.7 million low-income children in December 2000, a 48% increase from December 1999. The report also shows that enrollment in CHIP has consistently increased by roughly 900,000 children per year in its first three years of operation.