Eligibility and Enrollment

This report explores the political and economic forces that have resulted in recent changes in SCHIP programs in three states: Texas, Utah, and Virginia. The report is based on site visits to each of these states and provides a framework for better understanding the dynamics that shape all SCHIP programs.   SCHIP_changes_report.pdf 315.3 KB  

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  • SCHIP’s current period of authorization is scheduled to end after federal fiscal year 2007. As reauthorization nears, policymakers at both the state and federal levels have begun to focus on areas of concern within the program and to identify recommendations for reform and improvement. This issue brief summarizes the perspectives and recommendations of those who […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Publications

    Nearly 100,000 young people are in juvenile justice facilities of some sort on any given day, with more than 2 million arrested in a year. Of those in residential settings, 62 percent are minorities, 85 percent are boys, and many, if not most, lack adequate health insurance coverage. Youth in juvenile justice facilities – including […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    In March 2006, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a small invitational symposium on child health coverage. This brief summarizes key suggestions which emerged during the symposium discussion about lessons learned over the past decade of state efforts to increase rates of child health coverage. Participants in the symposium reviewed and discussed […]

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  • Publications

    This State Health Policy Briefing discusses the August 17, 2007 letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which has major implications for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and children’s health coverage. Among states and advocates alike, there is concern that aspects of the directive work against achieving the goals of […]

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  • Juvenile justice agencies face a significant challenge meeting the health needs of the youth in their systems. Medicaid, which provides health coverage to more than half of all low-income children in this country, can be a vital partner in juvenile justice reform efforts. However, coordination between juvenile justice systems and state Medicaid programs can be […]

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    March 25, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid
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    This State Health Policy Briefing describes some of the most common strategies states use to achieve universal children’s coverage, including expanding public programs and creating other opportunities for families with uninsured children, such as through buy-in programs and premium assistance programs. It is based primarily on interviews conducted with senior administrators from eight state Medicaid […]

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  • Publications

    Youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems often share many traits: a history of abuse or neglect, mental health and substance abuse needs, low incomes, and likely eligibility for public insurance programs. For both populations, custody transitions provide an opportunity to screen youth for Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) eligibility. […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Publications
  • Publications

    This summary is intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the juvenile justice system, see A Medicaid Primer for Juvenile Justice Officials. In Pennsylvania all children under age 18 have access to […]

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  • Publications

    This summary is intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the juvenile justice system, see A Medicaid Primer for Juvenile Justice Officials. Illinois integrates operation of its State Childrens Health Insurance Program […]

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