Research Report Quality of Early Childhood Health Care in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program
Moira Inkelas, Patricia Barreto
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The Los Angeles Healthy Kids program was created in 2003 to provide health insurance to uninsured children ages 05 years in families with household income below 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) who are ineligible for SCHIP or Medicaid. A quality of care survey sampled parents of 538 children ages 1272 months enrolled in the program for at least one year. Results show that quality of preventive care for children in Healthy Kids has similar patterns as care for children in low-income households, both in California and nationally. Content of preventive care is well below American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations, although it is consistent with statewide and national levels of care.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance 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 Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Health Policy Center