Key Issues in Children's Health Coverage

Issue Brief
  1. Melissa Majerol, Vann Newkirk, and Rachel Garfield, The Uninsured: A Primer Key Facts about Health Insurance and the Uninsured in the Era of Health Reform, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, November 2015), https://www.kff.org/uninsured/report/the-uninsured-a-primer-key-facts-about-health-insurance-and-the-uninsured-in-the-era-of-health-reform/.

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  2. Some of these children have both Medicaid and private insurance. In these cases, Medicaid provides wraparound benefits and cost sharing protections for the private coverage. Marybeth Musumeci, Medicaid and Children with Special Health Care Needs, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2017), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/medicaid-and-children-with-special-health-care-needs/.

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  3. Kaiser Family Foundation estimates based on the Census Bureau's March 2016 Current Population Survey (CPS: Annual Social and Economic Supplements)

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  4. Rachel Garfield et. al., Estimates of Eligibility for ACA Coverage Among the Uninsured in 2016, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, October 2016), https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/estimates-of-eligibility-for-aca-coverage-among-the-uninsured-in-2016/.

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  5. Julia Paradise, The Impact of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): What Does the Research Tell Us?, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, July 2014), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/the-impact-of-the-childrens-health-insurance-program-chip-what-does-the-research-tell-us/; and David Brown, Amanda Kowalski, and Ithai Lurie, Medicaid as an Investment in Children: What is the Long-Term Impact on Tax Receipts?, (Washington, DC: National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2015), http://www.nber.org/papers/w20835..

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  6. Michael Perry and Julia Paradise, Enrolling Children in Medicaid and SCHIP: Insights from Focus Groups with Low-Income Parents, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, May 2007), https://www.kff.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/7640.pdf.

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  7. Mira Norton, Bianca DiJulio, and Mollyann Brodie. Medicare and Medicaid at 50, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2015), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/poll-finding/medicare-and-medicaid-at-50/.

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  8. In addition, New Hampshire and California moved all children from their separate CHIP programs to Medicaid. Wesley Prater and Joan Alker, Aligning Eligibility for Children: Moving the Stairstep Kids to Medicaid, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission for Medicaid and the Uninsured, August 2012), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/aligning-eligibility-for-children-moving-the-stairstep-kids-to-medicaid/.

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  9. Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), Recommendations for the Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage, (Washington, DC: MACPAC, January 2017), https://www.macpac.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Recommendations-for-the-Future-of-CHIP-and-Childrens-Coverage.pdf.

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  10. Ibid.

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  11. Robin Rudowitz, Children’s Coverage: What Matters Most to Parents Results from Focus Groups in 6 Cities, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2015), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/childrens-coverage-what-matters-most-to-parents-results-from-focus-groups-in-6-cities/.

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  12. Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), Recommendations for the Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage, (Washington, DC: MACPAC, January 2017), https://www.macpac.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Recommendations-for-the-Future-of-CHIP-and-Childrens-Coverage.pdf.

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  13. Cindy Mann and Robin Rudowitz, Financing Health Coverage: The State Children’s Health Insurance Program Experience, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission for Medicaid and the Uninsured, January 2005), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/financing-health-coverage-the-state-childrens-health/.

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  14. Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), Recommendations for the Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage, (Washington, DC: MACPAC, January 2017), https://www.macpac.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Recommendations-for-the-Future-of-CHIP-and-Childrens-Coverage.pdf.

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  15. The total enrolled in separate CHIP programs includes 0.3 million unborn children. Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), Recommendations for the Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage, (Washington, DC: MACPAC, January 2017), https://www.macpac.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Recommendations-for-the-Future-of-CHIP-and-Childrens-Coverage.pdf.

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  16. Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), Recommendations for the Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage, (Washington, DC: MACPAC, January 2017), https://www.macpac.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Recommendations-for-the-Future-of-CHIP-and-Childrens-Coverage.pdf.

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  17. Ibid.

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  18. Kaiser Family Foundation, Current Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions, (Washington, DC: KFF, January 2017), https://www.kff.org/health-reform/slide/current-status-of-the-medicaid-expansion-decision/.

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  19. Karyn Schwartz, Spotlight on Uninsured Parents: How a Lack of Coverage Affects Parents and Their Families, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2007), https://www.kff.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/7662.pdf; Center for Children and Families, Medicaid Expansion: Good for Parents and Children, (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute), January 2014), http://ccf.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Expanding-Coverage-for-Parents-Helps-Children-2013.pdf; Martha Heberlein et. al., Medicaid Coverage for Parents under the Affordable Care Act, (Washington, DC: Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, June 2012), http://ccf.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Medicaid-Coverage-for-Parents1.pdf; and Leighton Ku and Matthew Broaddus, Coverage of Parents Helps Children, Too, (Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), October 2006), http://www.cbpp.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/10-20-06health.pdf.

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  20. Matthew Buettgens, Genevieve M Kenney and Clare Pan, Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation: Coverage Implications for Parents and Children, (Washington, DC: Urban Institute, December 2016), http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/86706/coverage_implications_for_parents_and_children_1.pdf.

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  21. Ibid.

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  22. Ibid.

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  23. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), FFY 2015 Number of Children Ever-Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, (Baltimore, MD: CMS, May 2016), https://www.medicaid.gov/chip/downloads/fy-2015-childrens-enrollment-report.pdf.

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  24. John Holahan, et. al., National and State-by-State Impact of the 2012 House Republican Budget Plan for Medicaid, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, October 2012),  https://www.kff.org/health-reform/report/national-and-state-by-state-impact-of/.

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