Research Report Parents' Opinions of the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program Remain High Despite Recent Challenges
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Findings from the Second Evaluation Focus Groups
Ian Hill, Louise Palmer, Patricia Barreto, Eriko Wada, Enrique Castillo
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A second series of focus groups with parents of children enrolled in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program found that opinions of the program remain favorable despite its recent fiscal challenges. Healthy Kids had provided comprehensive, affordable coverage to nearly 45,000 poor children from birth through age 18 until mid-2005, but funding shortfalls led the program to cap enrollment for older children and enrollment levels for all children subsequently slipped. Still, the program remains highly valued by parents for providing high quality, comprehensive coverage and parents report good access to linguistically appropriate care and affordable out-of-pocket costs.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities State Children's Health Insurance Program Children's health and development
Policy Centers Health Policy Center