Research Report The Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program Perseveres Amid Increasing Financial Strain: 3rd Case Study of Implementation
Ian Hill, Sara Hogan, Patricia Barreto
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The Los Angeles Healthy Kids program, during its first four years, extended comprehensive, affordable coverage to over 40,000 poor and vulnerable children, and improved their access to and use of care. Yet, the program also faced serious challenges, primarily related to financing. Funding for children ages 6 through 18 ran short in spring 2005 and Healthy Kids capped their enrollment. State health reform efforts that could have stabilized funding for the program have failed. Based on interviews with over 40 stakeholders, this case study analyzes the complex challenges that the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program faces at this critical juncture. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute. November 2009.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform State Children's Health Insurance Program Children's health and development Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Health Policy Center