Evaluation of the San Mateo County Children's Health Initiative

Research Report

Evaluation of the San Mateo County Children's Health Initiative

Second Annual Report

Abstract

In early 2003 San Mateo County, California launched the Children's Health Initiative (CHI), a program to ensure that all children have access to comprehensive health insurance coverage. The report describes the governance structure for the CHI; its financing; enrollment growth (for all three public programs); access to services; use and cost of services for all three public programs; satisfaction on the part of both parents and providers; prior insurance and crowd-out; and the effect the initiative has had on hospital finances. Areas identified as needing attention include improving access to after-hours and dental care; increasing the use of preventive service; and developing new sources of financing for the CHI.

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Cross-Center Initiative

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