Research Report Do Access Experiences Affect Parents' Decisions to Enroll Their Children in Medicaid and SCHIP? Findings from Focus Groups with Parents
Ian Hill, Holly Stockdale, Marilynn Evert, Kathleen Gifford
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For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Covering Kids and Families evaluation (CKF), researchers conducted focus groups to explore parents' experiences accessing health care for their children, and to assess whether these experiences affected decisions to enroll their children in Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). In each community, groups were conducted with parents of children insured by Medicaid or SCHIP and parents of uninsured children. Researchers concluded that even when parents encountered problems accessing care, very few indicated that this discouraged them from enrolling their children into Medicaid or SCHIP, or from renewing their children's public coverage.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth
Tags Health insurance Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State Children's Health Insurance Program Children's health and development Maternal, child, and reproductive health
Policy Centers Health Policy Center