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Enabling Services: A Profile of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

The report provides basic statistics on Medicaid managed care organizations providing enabling services – transportation, translation, education, and case management. The report also identifies the extent of variation across plans.

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Commercial Health Plan Participation in Medicaid Managed Care: An Examination of Six Markets

The issue paper studies health care markets of Denver, Detroit, Milwaukee, Miami, New York, and Seattle. The paper identifies key determinants for plan participation.Issue Paper

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Access to Care for S-CHIP Children with Special Health Needs

A study of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, and Utah CHIP programs show that the states have features in place for special needs children, but problems of provider availability and service authorization did sometimes occur. This is the first in a series of reports on implementation issues and challenges in the…

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Immigrants’ Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform:  Findings from Focus Groups in Four Cities-1608

Immigrants' Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform: Findings from Focus Groups in Four CitiesA new analysis of focus groups in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Antonio reveal immigrants' knowledge of and attitudes toward public programs such as Medicaid and CHIP. Themes explored include current health coverage, participation…

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Medicaid and Prescription Drugs: An Overview

This background paper discusses the coverage of prescription drugs through the Medicaid program. Some of the issues addressed include who is eligible to receive drugs, how drug coverage is paid for, and how much money states spend on drugs.Background Paper

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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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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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Marketing Medicaid and CHIP: A Study of State Advertising Campaigns

A Survey and Analysis of What States Are Doing Based on interviews of state officials and analysis of tv, radio, and print ads from the states, this report is the first nationwide analysis of states’ advertising campaigns to enroll eligible kids into health coverage programs. Included is information about how…

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Financing HIV/AIDS Care: A Quilt with Many Holes

HIV/AIDS care is financed by multiple sources in the United States, yet many people with HIV/AIDS face barriers in accessing care. This issue brief, created for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Capitol Hill Briefing Series on HIV/AIDS, provides an overview of how HIV/AIDS care is financed, including a discussion of spending,…

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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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