ERIC Number: ED463376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Participation in Medicaid and SCHIP: Early in the SCHIP Era. New Federalism: National Survey of America's Families, Series B, No. B-40. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.
Dubay, Lisa; Kenney, Genevieve; Haley, Jennifer
This report focuses on Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for low-income, uninsured children. It presents data from the 1999 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), which indicated that 72 percent of eligible children without any other coverage were covered by Medicaid in 1999, leaving over 4 million Medicaid-eligible children uninsured. Children with greater health services needs participated in Medicaid/SCHIP at higher rates than other children. There was variation in Medicaid and SCHIP participation among children in different racial/ethnic subgroups. Children were less likely to participate when their families had not previously been enrolled in welfare. (Contains 12 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