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Putting Express Lane Eligibility into Practice

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.

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Lessons from the Field:  Increasing Enrollment in Children’s Health Insurance in Los Angeles County

A new background report highlights health coverage trends for children in Los Angeles County, examines some of the factors behind Medi-Cal enrollment growth, and attempts to draw relevant lessons for other counties and states. Also see “First Glance at the Children’s Health Initiative in Santa Clara County, California”.

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Eliminating the Medicaid Asset Test for Families: A Review of State Experiences

A new Commission report of state experiences after eliminating the Medicaid asset test reveals that the action cut administrative costs, improved program efficiency, and increased access to health care.

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Making It Simple: Medicaid for Children and CHIP Income Eligibility Guidelines and Enrollment Procedures

This is a study of the enrollment process in children’s Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the 50 states and Washington, DC. Prepared by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the study is comprised of a nationwide telephone survey of state officials, a review of state…

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Oral Health in the U.S.: Key Facts

This fact sheet provides data on oral health care coverage and access for children, nonelderly adults and Medicaid beneficiaries, including state-by-state data on measures such as the share of adults who have had a dental visit within the past year. Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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Enrolling Children in Medicaid and SCHIP: Insights From Focus Groups With Low-Income Parents

This focus group report explores the perceptions, motivations, and experiences of low-income parents enrolling their children in Medicaid and SCHIP. The 11 focus groups were conducted in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami in early 2007. Report (.pdf)

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Protecting Children During the Recession: Spotlight on State Health Coverage Efforts

The beginning of the recession, from December 2007 through December 2008, led to an increase in the overall number of uninsured. Despite a 1.5 million increase in the number of uninsured adults, however, the number of uninsured children declined by 800,000 during this time period. States have played a key…

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Holding Steady, Looking Ahead: Annual Findings Of A 50-State Survey Of Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, And Cost Sharing Practices in Medicaid and CHIP, 2010-2011

The annual 50-state survey of Medicaid and CHIP eligibility rules, enrollment and renewal procedures and cost sharing practices, conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that, in 2010, coverage in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program…

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SCHIP Program Enrollment: December 2001 Update

This report presents information on the number of children enrolled in SCHIP for each state, for specific months from 1998 to 2001. As of December 2001, the SCHIP program covered 3.5 million low-income children. An increase of 780,000 from the previous year.

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Children’s Medicaid and SCHIP in Texas:  Tracking the Impact of Budget Cuts

Children’s Medicaid and SCHIP in Texas: Tracking the Impact of Budget CutsThe case study details the impact of Texas' legislative actions on enrollment in its Medicaid and SCHIP programs. Texas experienced the largest SCHIP enrollment decline in the nation between June 2003 and December 2003.Executive Summary (.pdf)Full Report (.pdf)

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