Journal Article Improving Coverage and Access for Immigrant Latino Children
The Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program
Ian Hill, Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Embry M. Howell, Brigette Courtot, Louise Palmer
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A large number of California counties have taken bold steps to extend health insurance to all poor and near-poor children through county-based Children's Health Initiatives. The Los Angeles Healthy Kids program extends coverage to uninsured children in families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level who are ineligible for Medi-Cal (California Medicaid) and Healthy Families (its SCHIP). A four-year evaluation of Healthy Kids finds the program has improved access for more than 40,000 children, most of whom are immigrant Latinos, who have almost no access to employer coverage. However, sustaining this program has proved to be challenging.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities State Children's Health Insurance Program Maternal, child, and reproductive health
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