Children’s Health

According to 2014 Census data more than half (61 percent) of all children in the United States are covered by private insurance, and 43 percent have public coverage (some children with private insurance are also enrolled in Medicaid.) Over the years many efforts, including much of the children’s coverage work at NASHP, have focused on […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) third annual open enrollment period kicked off November 1st and continues through January 31, 2016. During this time, individuals can enroll or renew coverage in qualified health plans through state and federal exchanges. The ACA’s open enrollment period is a great time to focus on reaching and enrolling children as […]

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  • Publications

    What happens when state health programs use separate data systems to serve the same population, such as mothers and children? State policymakers know that when those data systems do not “talk” to one another, states may waste resources on duplicative data entry and system maintenance; providers and state agencies may struggle to access information important […]

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    September 21, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Health IT, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    States have made great strides in enrolling and retaining children in health coverage over the past several years. However, once enrolled, children do not always access screenings and preventive services. A missed well-child visit or a skipped developmental screening can result in undiagnosed and untreated medical issues that when discovered can be costly to treat. […]

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    August 6, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, State Health Policy Blog
  • Publications

    This brief shares strategies for finding, enrolling, and retaining children in health coverage, which other states can implement relatively quickly and inexpensively. Many of these promising practices are the direct result of the strong working relationships between state officials and advocates and coalesce around several themes: Targeting outreach efforts to specific populations. Engaging and educating […]

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    July 28, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  • On May 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) that, once adopted as final regulation, represents the first major update to the rules governing Medicaid managed care since 2002. Since this time, Medicaid managed care has expanded in both scope and nature, with a considerable […]

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  • Webinars

    Although federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was recently extended through FFY2017, it is unclear if CHIP will continue beyond that date. As a result, children may need to transition to other sources of coverage in the future.

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    June 15, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    What happens when state health programs use separate data systems to serve the same population, such as mothers and children? State policymakers know that when those data systems do not “talk” to one another, states may waste resources on duplicative data entry and system maintenance; providers and state agencies may struggle to access information important […]

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    May 22, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Health IT, State Health Policy Blog
  • Extending CHIP is an Important First Step, More Work as We Look Ahead!
    State Health Policy Blog

    It’s a great relief to many state officials that Congress has passed an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Last night, the U. S. Senate passed H. R. 2, a bill that already passed the House to repeal and replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and extend federal funding for the CHIP […]

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    April 15, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, State Health Policy Blog
  • States are closely tracking their CHIP budgets as they wait for action regarding the future of federal funding for the program. Using data provided by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), NASHP reached out to all states in March 2015 to collect their most up-to-date projections and compiled the information in a table. All but one state would […]

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    April 7, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health