An article in the January/February 2001 issue of Health Affairs by Judith Feder, Larry Levitt, Ellen O’Brien, and Diane Rowland assesses how best to expand health insurance coverage for the low-income uninsured. The article concludes that despite flaws in existing public programs, which can and should be remedied, strengthening programs like Medicaid…
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The report reveals that the total number of children enrolled in state CHIP programs had grown to 2.3 million by June 2000, showing a steady increase in enrollment. The report is part of a larger project to track Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in all 50 states.
This policy brief analyzes the factors contributing to the first decline in the uninsured population in a decade. Findings include the large role stabilized Medicaid enrollment and CHIP expansion played in the decline.Policy Brief
Parents’ Views of Children’s Health Insurance Programs: A Survey of Denied Applicants for Kaiser Permanente’s Child Health Plan
In 1997, Kaiser Permanente launched the Child Health Plan to provide subsidized health insurance for low income California children not eligible for Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) or Healthy Families (California’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program). As part of a broader evaluation of the Child Health Plan funded jointly by the…
Medi-Cal and Healthy Families: Focus Groups with California Parents to Evaluate the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Programs
This report presents findings from focus groups with low-income California parents to explore their understanding and views of Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program) and Healthy Families (California's State Children's Health Insurance Program).Report
A study of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, and Utah CHIP programs show that the states have features in place for special needs children, but problems of provider availability and service authorization did sometimes occur. This is the first in a series of reports on implementation issues and challenges in the…
Immigrants’ Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform: Findings from Focus Groups in Four Cities-1608
Immigrants' Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform: Findings from Focus Groups in Four CitiesA new analysis of focus groups in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Antonio reveal immigrants' knowledge of and attitudes toward public programs such as Medicaid and CHIP. Themes explored include current health coverage, participation…
A new report details how the practice of express lane eligibility, or utilizing information from other public benefit programs, can quicken the enrollment of low-income children into the Medicaid and CHIP programs.
A Survey and Analysis of What States Are Doing Based on interviews of state officials and analysis of tv, radio, and print ads from the states, this report is the first nationwide analysis of states’ advertising campaigns to enroll eligible kids into health coverage programs. Included is information about how…
A new side-by-side examination of California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) and CHIP program (Healthy Families) shows how these two low-income health coverage programs differ in structure, eligibility, enrollment process, service delivery and scope. This California case study helps to illustrate differences between Medicaid and CHIP.