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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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
This issue update describes the latest developments regarding Florida’s enrollment freeze in their SCHIP program.Fact Sheet (.pdf)
Findings from a National SurveyThis national telephone survey of low-income parents represents a major effort to better understand the barriers to Medicaid enrollment and to test the usefulness of ideas to facilitate enrollment in a quantitative way. Examining both parents of uninsured children who appear eligible for Medicaid and parents…
This policy brief provides an overview of recent Section 1115 waivers and a discussion of key issues. The HIFA initiative, combined with state fiscal pressures, have led to an increase in the number of states seeking Section 1115 waivers. Many of these recent waivers stake out new ground in terms of the scope of changes in coverage that they permit.
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 first fact sheet in a series on topics related to children, media and health focuses on video games — pulling together the key facts on the amount of time young people spend using video games, how use varies by age, gender and ethnicity, and the best research on the…
This timeline presents enrollment and major policy developments in health insurance coverage for children in public programs during the last 40+ years.
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global polio eradication efforts and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing polio worldwide, including current programs, funding, and key issues.
As one of the cornerstones of global health, widespread immunization through vaccines is critical to reducing child mortality and eradicating polio, two goals endorsed by the international community and particularly emphasized by the U.S. government. This live, interactive webcast explores the importance of vaccines in global child survival efforts, including the role of the U.S. government, the GAVI Alliance, and NGOs. Panelists discuss the current state of childhood immunization, global investments in vaccines, and the opportunities and challenges faced by key stakeholders. This webcast is part of “U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus”, a Kaiser Family Foundation studio webcast series devoted to discussing current and critical issues facing the U.S.