Potential Options and Policy Questions for Improving Exchange Coverage for Children
If federal funding is not extended for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beyond September 2017, some children may need to transition to exchange coverage. NASHP’s new brief examines potential options and policy questions for improving exchange coverage for children in terms of both affordability and pediatric benefit adequacy. NASHP convened a group of stakeholders including state officials, health policy researchers and advocates to explore ways to maintain affordable and comprehensive children’s coverage. The brief summarizes the key themes from the group’s discussion and builds upon the policy options identified in this previous NASHP brief. Attending #NASHPconf16? Be sure to check out our newly announced session on CHIP.