Eligibility and Enrollment

Based on focus groups and a telephone survey of nearly 4,000 parents, this report examines why eligible children have lost or lapsed SCHIP coverage. It also details parents’ overall satisfaction with SCHIP and with such program components as cost, access, and the renewal process. SCHIP_lose_or_leave.pdf 1.1 MB  

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    This paper examines effective outreach strategies aimed at the Hispanic community, cultural barriers to enrollment and retention/covering undocumented children, and cultural competence in an increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse population. The material is based on a March 2002 meeting of SCHIP directors and representatives from community, health, and Hispanic advocacy organizations in 11 states. While […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
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    This paper is designed as a resource for states considering, designing, and/or implementing online enrollment systems for their Medicaid and SCHIP programs. It explores the advantages, disadvantages, and implementation issues of these online systems. SCHIP Online Enrollment 182.1 KB  

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
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    This policy brief examines state policies and procedures concerning enrollment caps and freezes, wait lists, and open enrollment periods in SCHIP programs. The brief provides information from six states that have experience with these strategies. SCHIP_enrollment_caps.pdf 189 KB  

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