Building on Success to Effectively Integrate Current Children’s Coverage with National Health Reform: Ideas from State CHIP Programs

This State Health Policy Briefing was developed by the National Academy for State Policy (NASHP) with state Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) directors as well as other state officials working toward covering all children. The brief discusses key considerations for policy makers and stakeholders working on national health reform to sustain gains and support further improvement efforts for children’s coverage now underway through both CHIP and Medicaid. This briefing highlights CHIP successes and lessons learned in covering children that national health reform should build on and integrate so it is successful for children as well as adults. Additionally,  this briefing includes options for assuring  a smooth transition for the 14.1 million children and pregnant women expected to be covered by CHIP during 2013, but  who may be moved either to exchange plans or Medicaid under proposals pending in Congress.

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