ERIC Number: ED463336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP: A View from 2000. New Federalism: National Survey of America's Families, Series B, No. B-41. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.
Dubay, Lisa; Haley, Jennifer; Kenney, Genevieve
This report focuses on Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for low-income, uninsured children. It examines the 2000 National Survey of American Families data, concluding that in 2000, over half of all children and about 90 percent of low-income children were eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP coverage. Nearly 70 percent of uninsured children who qualified for public coverage were actually eligible for Medicaid, not SCHIP. Although many states had implemented policies to facilitate enrollment and increase retention, states were more willing to do so under SCHIP than Medicaid. (Contains 15 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Child Health, Child Welfare, Health Insurance, Health Promotion, Low Income Groups, State Government, State Programs, Welfare Reform
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program