The 50 state survey of enrollment simplification and renewal procedural reforms, shows that states continue to take steps to transform the Medicaid program from its origins as a welfare-based program into something resembling a more traditional health insurance program. Report (.pdf) >>All 50-State Children’s Health Coverage Reports
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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
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…
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.
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)
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)
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.
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…