State-Only Preconference: From Plain to Supreme, a Children’s Coverage Menu
States have made significant strides over the years in providing coverage and high-quality care for children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). However, recent declines in child enrollment in these programs raise questions about the potential underlying causes of these coverage changes. This preconference will explore this topic and others such as states’ eligibility determination processes, ways to enhance coverage and care quality for children in managed care, and state outreach and retention strategies to ensure that eligible children, particularly families with mixed immigration status, are enrolled in these programs. There will also be opportunities for discussion with federal officials as well as among states about ways to improve Medicaid and CHIP coverage for children.
Supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.