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Parents' Opinions of the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program Remain High Despite Recent Challenges (Research Report)
Ian Hill, Louise Palmer, Patricia Barreto, Eriko Wada, Enrique Castillo

A second series of focus groups with parents of children enrolled in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program found that opinions of the program remain favorable despite its recent fiscal challenges. Healthy Kids had provided comprehensive, affordable coverage to nearly 45,000 poor children from birth through age 18 until mid-2005, but funding shortfalls led the program to cap enrollment for older children and enrollment levels for all children subsequently slipped. Still, the program remains highly valued by parents for providing high quality, comprehensive coverage and parents report good access to linguistically appropriate care and affordable out-of-pocket costs.

Posted: November 21, 2008Availability: HTML | PDF

What Parents Say About the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program (Policy Briefs/Health Policy Briefs)
Ian Hill, Brigette Courtot, Patricia Barreto, Eriko Wada, Enrique Castillo

A series of focus groups with parents of children enrolled in the Los Angeles County Healthy Kids program found that the program is providing families with a highly valued service in the form of comprehensive health insurance coverage, permitting their children easier access to care, making health services more affordable, and increasing options for where and when to obtain care. The groups explored parents' feelings about and experiences with Healthy Kids, which extends coverage to uninsured children from birth through age 18 in families with income below 300 percent of the federal poverty level who are ineligible for Medicaid or SCHIP.

Posted: December 21, 2006Availability: HTML | PDF

What Do Parents Say About the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program? (Research Report)
Ian Hill, Brigette Courtot, Patricia Barreto, Eriko Wada, Enrique Castillo

A series of focus groups with parents of children enrolled in the Los Angeles County Healthy Kids program found that the program is providing families with a highly valued service in the form of comprehensive health insurance coverage, permitting their children easier access to care, making health services more affordable, and increasing options for where and when to obtain care. The groups explored parents' feelings about and experiences with Healthy Kids, which extends coverage to uninsured children from birth through age 18 in families with income below 300 percent of the federal poverty level who are ineligible for Medicaid or SCHIP.

Posted: April 17, 2006Availability: HTML | PDF

 

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