Research Report Congressionally Mandated Evaluation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program
Final Report to Congress
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Genevieve M. Kenney, Lisa Dubay, Ian Hill, Anna S. Sommers, Stephen Zuckerman
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This Congressionally mandated evaluation found the SCHIP program to be successful in nearly all of the areas examined. The findings reveal an effective program. For example, the findings demonstrate that states were prompt to develop generous programs and design effective outreach strategies to attract and enroll children, and that states adopted simplified application and enrollment processes to aid families and retain enrollees. SCHIP programs were found to provide health coverage to the population SCHIP was intended to serve, particularly to children who would otherwise have been uninsured. The programs availed enrollees of needed primary and other health care services, leaving enrollees with fewer unmet needs than they would have had in the absence of SCHIP. Families were satisfied with the ease of enrolling children, many of whom remained enrolled for 12 months, depending on the state.
Research Areas Health and health care Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Racial and ethnic disparities State Children's Health Insurance Program Children's health and development Maternal, child, and reproductive health Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Racial inequities in health
Policy Centers Health Policy Center