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The Impact of Medicaid and SCHIP on Low-Income Children’s Health

This policy brief reviews the literature and examines the impact of Medicaid and SCHIP on coverage, access to care and health for the nation’s low-income children. Issue Brief (.pdf)

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Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIPRA)

The to extend the SCHIP program was passed with bi-partisan support in the Congress and vetoed by the President on October 3, 2007. This brief provides an overview of SCHIP and of key provisions in CHIPRA. Issue Brief (.pdf)

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NPR/Kaiser/Harvard Survey: Public Views on SCHIP Reauthorization

    This October 2007 survey conducted jointly by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health examines the public’s views and opinions of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and the pending legislation surrounding its reauthorization. The survey assesses the public’s familiarity with the…

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Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in California: Current Trends, Future Outlook, and Coverage Expansions — Issue Brief

A 4-page issue brief that looks at trends in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage in California. The brief also includes public and private sector strategies for expanding employment-based coverage, and discusses how other states have implemented incremental coverage expansions using public programs and financial incentives, with emphasis on New York State.…

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Comparison of Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Programs for Children in California

A new side-by-side examination of California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) and CHIP program (Healthy Families) shows how these two low-income health coverage programs differ in structure, eligibility, enrollment process, service delivery and scope. This California case study helps to illustrate differences between Medicaid and CHIP.

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Health Insurance Premiums and Cost-Sharing: Findings from the Research on Low-Income Populations

Health Insurance Premiums and Cost-Sharing: Findings from the Research on Low-Income PopulationsThis policy brief reviews studies on the impact of premiums and cost-sharing, particularly on low-income populations, and finds that premiums generally depressed participation in public programs and cost-sharing affected health utilization, access and outcomes. Policy Brief

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First Glance at the Children’s Health Initiative in Santa Clara County, California

A new background report examines Santa Clara County in California in its effort to provide health insurance coverage (Children’s Health Initiative or CHI) to all children living in the county. As one of the first localities to attempt such an initiative, its experiences can highlight important lessons and potential best…

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Health Coverage for Low-Income Children

This fact sheet, last updated in March 2001, discusses health insurance status of low-income children and reviews current programs to provide coverage to this population.

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CHIP Program Enrollment: June 2000

The report reveals that the total number of children enrolled in state CHIP programs had grown to 2.3 million by June 2000, showing a steady increase in enrollment. The report is part of a larger project to track Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in all 50 states.

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Determining Income Eligibility in Children’s Health Coverage Programs: How States Use Disregards in Children’s Medicaid and SCHIP

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an August 17, 2007, directive that would restrict states’ flexibility to continue to apply income disregards when determining eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP coverage for expansions to children above 250 percent of the federal poverty level. This issue brief describes the purpose…

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