Research Report What are the Implications of Losing Healthy Kids?
Ian Hill, Sarah Benatar
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This report examines the state of the L.A. Healthy Kids program in light of recent economic and political challenges. In particular, this paper explores what may be lost if Healthy Kids' must close due to insufficient funds for children 6-18 premiums. Implications of closing the program identified include the loss of health insurance coverage for roughly 80,000 children across California, a weakened health care safety net, decreased health care access for adults and parents, loss of an outreach funding source in Los Angeles county, far-reaching effects on children's attendance and school performance, and loss of momentum towards universal children's coverage.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth
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
Policy Centers Health Policy Center