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A Decade of SCHIP: Experience and Issues for Reauthorization

A Decade of SCHIP: Experience and Issues for ReauthorizationAs the SCHIP program is due for reauthorization in 2007, this brief explores some lessons learned and highlights key policy issues for the upcoming debate. Issue Brief (.pdf)

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program: Lessons and Outlook

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program: Lessons and OutlookBarbara Lyons, a vice president of the Foundation and deputy director of the Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, testified before a field hearing of the U.S. Committee on Finance about lessons learned from ten years of the State Children’s Health…

CHIP Enrollment: June 2011 Data Snapshot

This data snapshot provides the latest data on Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment and policy trends nationally and across the states through June 2011, based on survey responses and data provided by CHIP directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report finds that in June…

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Low-Income Non-Citizen Children

Largely due to a high uninsured rate, low-income, non-citizen children have very poor access to care, with many lacking a regular provider and going without preventive care. This brief examines health coverage and access to care for low-income, non-citizen children to provide insight into the challenges they face in obtaining…

Emerging Health Information Technology for Children in Medicaid and SCHIP Programs

This report highlights states' innovative use of health information technology in their Medicaid and SCHIP programs to improve their ability to reach and enroll eligible children, improve the quality of care for children, increase communications with families, and continue to modernize their programs. Although many of these efforts are still…

Primers on Key Health Care Topics and Programs

The Kaiser Family Foundation maintains a number of primers providing overviews of key health care programs and issues. Written by Foundation staff, each primer provides key data and information that helps illustrate the topic and its relevance for the nation's health care system.Medicaid: A PrimerMedicare: A PrimerThe Uninsured: A PrimerHealth…

Challenges of Providing Health Coverage for Children and Parents in a Recession: A 50 State Update on Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP in 2009

Overall, more than one-third of the states (19 states) took steps last year to increase access to health coverage for low-income children, pregnant women and parents –- including 15 states that authorized or implemented coverage expansions. At the same time, 10 states enacted at least one measure to restrict access.…

CHIP TIPS: Medicaid Performance Bonus

This brief, the first in a series, examines the new federal “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 Reauthorization Act of 2009, is designed to help states…

CHIP TIPS: Citizenship Documentation Changes

This brief, the third in a series, examines changes to citizenship documentation requirements under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The law extends the requirement to document citizenship that applied in Medicaid to CHIP as well. At the same time, it modifies current requirements to reduce the…