Research Report A Profile of Young Children in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program
Who Are They and What Are Their Experiences on the Program?
Embry M. Howell, Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Louise Palmer, Ian Hill, Moira Inkelas, Martha Kovac
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This report summarizes the findings from a survey of parents of Healthy Kids enrollees aged 1 to 5 in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Healthy Kids program was implemented in July 2003 and provides insurance coverage to low income, uninsured children, who are ineligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families. This report is one of a series evaluating the Healthy Kids program in L.A. and analyses the demographic characteristics of enrolled children, their health status, health care access and use experiences, parental impressions of the enrollment and renewal processes, among other topics. One year from now, a second survey report will provide results from the longitudinal follow-up with the same parents and will assess the impact of the Healthy Kids program in L.A.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Children's health and development Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Health Policy Center