Quality of Early Childhood Health Care in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program

Research Report

Quality of Early Childhood Health Care in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program

November 15, 2007

Abstract

The Los Angeles Healthy Kids program was created in 2003 to provide health insurance to uninsured children ages 05 years in families with household income below 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) who are ineligible for SCHIP or Medicaid. A quality of care survey sampled parents of 538 children ages 1272 months enrolled in the program for at least one year. Results show that quality of preventive care for children in Healthy Kids has similar patterns as care for children in low-income households, both in California and nationally. Content of preventive care is well below American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations, although it is consistent with statewide and national levels of care.

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