Covering Kids & Families Case Study of Oregon

Research Report

Covering Kids & Families Case Study of Oregon

Exploring Medicaid and SCHIP Enrollment Trends and Their Links to Policy and Practice

Abstract

The Covering Kids & Families (CKF) initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation had two goals: to increase the amount of uninsured children and adults enrolled in Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and to discover ways to sustain the increase after the program's end. This report examines trends in Medicaid and SCHIP enrollment in Oregon between 1999 and 2004, during which time CFK was in operation. In 1999, Oregon entered a budget crisis situation and by the end of 2001 the state had the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 7.5 percent.

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