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The following is a list of briefings, documents, and publications that have been ranked by the Alliance for Health Reform in order of relevance, 10 being "Exclusively Related" to the issue, to 5 being "Somewhat Related" to the issue. Webcasts, transcripts and resource materials can be downloaded for each briefing listed.
 
RankTypeDescription
10Briefing  The State of Children's Health, Care and Coverage, 4/4/2011
A record 90 percent of children now have health coverage – one-third of whom are covered by public programs, Medicaid and CHIP. Yet about 7.5 million children remain uninsured, including 5 million who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP but not enrolled. Who are the at-risk kids? How are states faring with enrollment and retention? Are state budget issues creating a dilemma for kids' coverage programs? How will children and families be affected once major parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) become effective in 2014? What initiatives are in place to keep kids healthy? This luncheon briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance and the Centene Corporation, addressed these and related questions. 
10Briefing  Children's Health Coverage: Medicaid, CHIP, and Next Steps, 11/13/2009
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) play a crucial role in the U.S. health insurance system by providing coverage for more than one in four children. And yet, more than 8 million children remain uninsured today, 70 percent of whom are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. What factors influence children’s coverage? How could the reform bills in Congress change children's coverage? To discuss these questions and others, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a November 13 briefing.  
10Briefing  SCHIP and BEYOND: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children, 3/12/2007
Dollar for dollar, providing better health care for children represents one of the best returns on investment available in the U.S. This involves not only better monitoring of quality and making quality improvements, but also enrolling eligible children in health programs such as SCHIP and Medicaid. And it means ensuring that health care systems – including safety net providers and health insurers – are responsive to the unique health needs of children.  
10Briefing  REACHING OUT: Enrolling and Keeping Kids in the SCHIP Program, 2/26/2007
By some estimates, almost three-fourths of America’s nine million uninsured children are eligible for either State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) or Medicaid. As Congress begins debating the reauthorization of the program in earnest, policymakers are examining what is keeping these children from enrolling.  
10Briefing  SCHIP: Let the Discussions Begin, 2/9/2007
Authorization for SCHIP expires this September, and, in the coming months, Congress will be debating the program’s extension. Established in 1997 with an authorized 10-year funding level of $40 billion, SCHIP’s accomplishments in providing coverage to an estimated six million children are now widely acknowledged. SCHIP pursues its relatively simple goal – broader coverage for low- and moderate-income children – through a relatively complicated structure. So before key decisions can be made about the program’s future, it is important to have a baseline understanding of what makes the program work. 
10Briefing  Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
One byproduct of the patchwork system of public and private health insurance coverage in the United States is that individuals can gain or lose health insurance as they gain or lose jobs, or gain or lose eligibility for public programs. This phenomenon, known as “churning,” can lead to gaps in health insurance coverage and unnecessary administrative costs for state governments that have to process the same individuals repeatedly. What—if any—changes should be made at the state and federal level to reduce coverage instability? Should states streamline enrollment and renewal processes?  
10Document  The Future of Children's Health Coverage, 6/8/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Speaker Biographies, 12/1/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Selected Experts, 12/1/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptChildren's Health Coverage: Medicaid, CHIP, and Next Steps, 11/13/2009
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10Briefing TranscriptTranscript: Reaching Out: Enrolling and Keeping Kids in the SCHIP Program, 2/26/2007
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10Briefing TranscriptTranscript: SCHIP: Let the Discussions Begin, 2/9/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefThe Future of Children's Health Coverage, 6/8/2010
This issue brief details the children's coverage expansions in the new health reform law and also the law's potential to strain existing coverage programs for children. Written by Lisa Swirsky of the Alliance for Health Reform and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitA Reporter's Toolkit: Child Health Coverage, 11/14/2007
This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers links to resources that will help you understand how children in the U.S. get health coverage, and the importance of employer-sponsored coverage and public programs to children. We offer an overview of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), with an update on congressional reauthorization of the program. This resource also offers key facts, story ideas for reporters, selected experts with contact information, selected websites, and a glossary. (Webpage)
10ToolkitToolkit: Crowd-out and SCHIP, 9/12/2007
Congress and the White House are gridlocked on SCHIP reauthorization beyond November. President Bush has vetoed the first SCHIP bill to cross his desk. CMS has issued tough new rules governing when states can open up their SCHIP programs to children above 200 percent of the federal poverty. One reason for all of the above: crowd-out – the phenomenon of people dropping private health coverage when public coverage becomes more easily available. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helps explain why crowd-out occurs and offers links to late-breaking developments affecting SCHIP enrollment. A list of experts and websites is also included.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitMassachusetts Health Reform Toolkit, 7/5/2007
Starting July 1, every adult in Massachusetts is required to have health coverage (except for 60,000 people exempted by the state). This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to help you understand the state's pace-setting near-universal coverage plan and its implications, with links to representative articles and documents from across the ideological spectrum. You will also find a list of selected experts and websites. We recommend these articles and experts to you, and welcome your suggestions for additions to our list. You may email those to info@allhealth.org  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefSCHIP and Medicaid Enrollment: What's Next?, 4/1/2006
The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) has been quite successful, with a monthly average of 4.2 million children covered by the program in 2005 -- double the figure in 2000. Likewise, the number of children covered by Medicaid has climbed steadily. But the job of signing up all eligible children for these two programs is far from complete. This issue brief documents the successes and challenges of SCHIP and Medicaid as congress gears up to consider the future of SCHIP in 2007. (For a Microsoft Word version with endnotes and links to most sources used in writing this issue brief, go to http://www.allhealth.org/publications/pub_20.doc). (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationLa Cobertura de Temas de Salud, 10/1/2004
Written with journalists in mind, this 220-page book in Spanish is useful to anyone interested in health policy issues. Each chapter includes key facts, story ideas, expert sources and helpful websites. The book also includes a glossary of terms related to health coverage.  (Other)
10Other PublicationSourcebook 2004 - Chapter 4: Children's Coverage, 9/1/2004
This chapter from the Alliance sourcebook, “Covering Health Issues, 2004” presents key facts, background, story ideas, experts and websites on the subject of children's coverage. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Offsite Document  Covering Health Issues, 5th Edition -- Updated, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Cubriendo temas de salud 2009 , 6/1/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Children's Health Coverage, 10/1/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
9Briefing  Medicaid: A Primer on the Federal-State Partnership, 3/4/2011
Medicaid will play a major role in extending coverage to millions of uninsured people in 2014 through provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More than 16 million newly qualified individuals are expected to enroll as a result of the law. What is Medicaid and what is its role in the health care system? Who is eligible and what benefits are covered? How is the program administered? How much does Medicaid cost and how is it financed? What is Medicaid's role in health reform? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a March 4 briefing.  
9Briefing  Affordability and Health Reform: If We Mandate, Will They (and Can They) Pay?, 11/20/2009
The health reform proposals being considered in the House and Senate may impose responsibilities on both individuals and employers to have, and help pay for, coverage. Subsidies for some small businesses and for individuals with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level have been proposed. But will individuals and businesses be able to pay the amounts required of them above the subsidies? This Nov. 20 briefing cosponsored by the Alliance and The Commonwealth Fund explored this question and related ones.  
9Document  Brian Webb's Presentation , 7/27/2012
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9Document  Timothy Jost's Presentation , 7/27/2012
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9Document  Sara Collins' Presentation , 7/27/2012
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9Document  Mann Presentation: Medicaid and CHIP- On the Road to Reform, 3/3/2011
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Applying 21st Century Eligibility and Enrollment Methods to National Health Care Reform, 12/1/2009
 - Source: Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  The Secrets of Massachusetts’ Success: Why 97 Percent of State Residents Have Health Coverage, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Excerpts from: The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Providing High-Quality, Affordable Health Coverage to All Children Through National Health Reform, 5/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Coordinating Medicaid and CHIP, 3/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptTranscript: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children, 3/12/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Kenney's Presentation: SCHIP Let the Discussion Begin, 2/9/2007
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9Document  Sandlin's Presentation: SCHIP Let the Discussions Begin, 2/9/2007
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9Document  Rowland's Presentation: SCHIP Let the Discussions Begin, 2/9/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Resuming the Path of Health Coverage for Children and Parents: A 50 State Update on Eligi...., 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptImproving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Stan Dorn Presentation: Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Stan Dorn (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Laura Summer Presentation: Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Laura Summer (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Automatically Enrolling Eligible Children and Families Into Medicaid and SCHIP: Opportunities, , 6/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Instabilities of Public Health Insurance Coverage for Children and Their Families: Causes, Cons, 6/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Opening Doorways to Health Care for Children, 4/1/2006
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Congressionally Mandated Evaluation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, 10/26/2005
 - Source: Mathematica Policy Research (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Christine Ferguson Presentation: EPSDT and RIte Care, 9/9/2005
 - Source: Children's Investment Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Sara Rosenbaum Presentation: Medicaid EPSDT Benefits, 9/9/2005
 - Source: George Washington University (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptHealth Services for Children: The Role of Medicaid and Its Benefits Package, 9/9/2005
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Mapping Children’s Health Coverage Enrollment Recommendations for Improvement, 7/1/2005
 - Source: Children’s Health Initiative of Greater LA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptOutreach and Enrollment for Kids, 3/23/2005
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Is There a Hole in the Bucket? Understanding SCHIP Retention, 5/1/2003
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationHealth Reform for Young Adults -- video, 2/7/2011
The health reform law contains a number of provisions that help young adults. This 3-minute video describes them, including the ability of children to stay on their parents' health plan until they turn 26. Featuring Sara Collins, vice president for the Affordable Health Insurance Program at The Commonwealth Fund. (Other)
9Offsite Document  Where Are the States Today? Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Levels for Children and Non-Disabled Adults, 2/1/2011
The health reform law contains a number of provisions that help young adults. This 3-minute video describes them, including the ability of children to stay on their parents' health plan until they turn 26. Featuring Sara Collins, vice president for the Affordable Health Insurance Program at The Commonwealth Fund. Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Keeping Kids Covered: Number of Children with Health Coverage Increases During Economic Downturn , 8/1/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Impact of PPACA on Employment-Based Health Coverage of Adult Children to Age 26, 1/1/2012
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Provisions in the New Health Reform Law, 4/7/2010
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): Reauthorization History, 1/28/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document   Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Provisions in the New Health Reform Law, 4/7/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document   Medicaid and CHIP Health Reform Implementation Timeline, 4/12/2010
 - Source: Medicaid and CHIP Health Reform Implementation Timeline (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Quality-Based Payment in the Medicare Advantage Program, 4/29/2010
 - Source: Avalere Health (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP, 3/1/2011
 - Source: MACPAC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Economic Impact of Uninsured Children of America, 6/14/2009
 - Source: Baker Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Weathering the Storm: States Move Forward on Child and Family Health Coverage Despite Tough Economic Climate, 9/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Reform for Children with Public Coverage: How Can Policymakers Maximize Gains and Prevent Harm?, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Health Overhaul Sparks Debate On Future Of Children's Health Program , 11/17/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicaid Performance Bonus, 4/6/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Louisiana Experience: Successful Steps to Improve Retention in Medicaid and SCHIP, 2/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicaid Performance Bonus 5 of 8 Requirements, 4/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Weathering the Storm: States Move Forward on Child and Family Health Coverage Despite Tough Economic Climate, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Improving Enrollment and Retention in Medicaid and CHIP: Federal Options for a Changing Landscape, 8/1/2009
 - Source: Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Building Efficient and Effective Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Systems: Core Requirements to Ensure the Greatest Value for Children and Families, 10/1/2009
 - Source: The Children's Partnership (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Maximizing Kids' Enrollment in Medicaid and SCHIP: What Works in Reaching, Enrolling and Retaining Eligible Children, 2/1/2009
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Express Lane Eligibility Efforts: Lessons Learned from Early State Cross-Program Enrollment Initiatives, 8/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Children's Partnership Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Secretary Sebelius Awards $40 Million to States to Find, Enroll Children in CHIP, Medicaid, 11/30/2009
 - Source: HHS Press Office (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Coverage Expansion and Simplification: Early Data on Program Impact, 10/1/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Child Friendly? How Texas' Policy Choices Affect Whether Children Get Enrolled and Stay Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, 2/1/2009
 - Source: Center for Public Policy Priorities, The Texas Association of Community Health Centers Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Briefing  Children’s Health Coverage: A Primer, 2/2/2009
Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) play a crucial role in the U.S. health insurance system by providing coverage for more than one in four children. During 2005, about 29 million children were enrolled in Medicaid at some point in the year and more than 6 million were covered through SCHIP. How do Medicaid and SCHIP work today to cover children? How can enrollment simplification and outreach help reach those children who are eligible but unenrolled? Do state programs differ in eligibility requirements and benefits offered? How are state budgets holding up under the strain of the economic downturn? What will be the impact of the recession on coverage of children in Medicaid and SCHIP? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a February 2 briefing. 
8Briefing  Health Legislation 2007-2008: What's Possible?, 12/13/2006
Suddenly, Capitol Hill is talking about health issues again. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promises that Democrats will roll back the prohibition against the federal government negotiating drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries. (A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released today found broad bipartisan support for this idea.) Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says one of his three top priorities will be more funding for stem cell research. Others want to revisit the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. Additionally, the 110th Congress will consider whether to continue the State Children’s Health Insurance Program in its present form.  
8Briefing  HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN: The Role of Medicaid and Its Benefit Package, 9/9/2005
What benefits does Medicaid currently provide for children? How does the Medicaid benefits package for children compare to the benefits offered by commercial insurers? Should states be given more flexibility in what benefits to offer children? What might the impact of such flexibility be -- on beneficiaries, on state budgets and on safety net providers? To help answer these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund co-sponsored a September 9 luncheon briefing.  
8Briefing  OUTREACH and ENROLLMENT for KIDS, 3/23/2005
Millions of children are eligible for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), but remain without coverage. How have state budget constraints affected outreach and enrollment in Medicaid and SCHIP? What are the goals of the Administration’s proposed “Cover the Kids” campaign? 
8Document  Materials List, 4/1/2011
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8Document  Jocelyn Guyer Presentation, 11/13/2009
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8Document  Nate Checketts Presentation, 11/13/2009
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8Document  Stan Dorn Presentation, 11/13/2009
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8Document  Aiming Higher: A State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 6/15/2007
 - Source: Cathy Schoen (PowerPoint)
8Document  Sourcelist: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children, 3/12/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Lambrew's Presentation: SCHIP an Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Childre, 3/12/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Gauthier's Presentation: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Child, 3/12/2007
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8Document  Chang's Presentation: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Children, 3/12/2007
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8Document  Rsonebaum's Presentation: SCHIP and Beyond: Improving Health Care Coverage and Quality for Chi, 3/12/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Sourcelist: Reaching Out: Enrolling and Keeping Kids in the SCHIP Program, 2/26/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Sourcelist: SCHIP: Let the Discussions Begin, 2/9/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
8Document  Coverage Patterns among SCHIP-Eligible Children and Their Parents, 2/9/2007
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Making Health Care a Reality for Low-income Children and Families, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Healthy Kids Act of 2007, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Office of Congressmand Rahm Emanuel (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  SCHIP Financing: Funding Projections and State Redistribution Issues, 1/30/2007
 - Source: CRS Report for Congress (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Health Insurance Coverage for America's Children, 1/1/2007
 - Source: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Resuming the Path to Health Coverage for CHildren and Parents, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Comission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Enrolling Uninsured Low-Income Children in Medicaid and SCHIP, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  The State Children's Health Insurance Program: Past Present, and Future, 1/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  A Decade of SCHIP Experience, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Health Coverage for Low-Income Children, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Resuming the Path to Health Coverage for Children and Parents: A 50 State Update on Eligib...., 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Too Close to Turn Back: Covering America's Children, 12/12/2006
 - Source: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute - Center for Children and Families (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Congress Partially Fills CHIP Shortfall, 12/11/2006
 - Source: Families USA (Word Document)
8Document  Charting SCHIP III: An Analysis of the Third Comprehensive Survey of State Children's Health..., 10/1/2006
 - Source: National Academy for Health Policy (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  SCHIP's Financial Structure, 10/1/2006
 - Source: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Statement of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, 9/19/2006
 - Source: Senator Rockefeller’s Office (Word Document)
8Document  Sourcelist: Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
8Document  Perspectives on Reauthorization SCHIP Directors Weigh In, 6/1/2006
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Santa Clara County Children's Health Initiative Outreach and Enrollment Efforts Are Effective.., 2/1/2006
 - Source: Mathematica (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Early Childhood Health and Health Care, 11/15/2005
 - Source: Pediatrics  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Insurance Gaps Among Vulnerable Children in the United States, 1999-2001, 11/1/2005
 - Source: Pediatrics (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Medicaid and SCHIP Retention in Challenging Times: Strategies from Managed Care Organization, 9/13/2005
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Comparing EPSDT and Commercial Insurance Benefits, 9/9/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund and GWU (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Sourcelist: Health Services for Children, 9/9/2005
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
8Document  EPSDT: An Overview, 9/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund and GWU (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Ebbing and Flowing: Some Gains, Some Losses as SCHIP Responds to Third Year of Budget Pressure, 5/1/2005
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Sourcelist: Outreach and Enrollment for Kids, 3/28/2005
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Word Document)
8Document  Does SCHIP Benefit Low-Income Children?, 12/1/2004
 - Source: The Child Health Insurance Research Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Issue BriefOral Health and the Affordable Care Act: Only Part Way to the Finish Line, 10/29/2012
Oral Health and the Affordable Care Act: Only Part Way to the Finish Line, identifies provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that expanded dental coverage, primarily for kids, and called for education. But some provisions in the law have gone unfunded. Many adults currently lack dental coverage, and minorities and poor people are at the highest risk for disease. Some states are considering legislative proposals to train less expensive mid-level practitioners – somewhere between dentists and hygienists – to be able to do more. The briefs draw from information presented from a recent Alliance congressional briefing: Oral Health: Putting Teeth into the Health Care System, August 17, 2012. Webcast of the briefing available at: http://www.kff.org/ahr081712.cfm (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Other PublicationHealth Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions, 4/11/2007
This 24-page guide, updated for Cover the Uninsured Week 2007, provides a readable overview to how Americans get health coverage, why so many of us don’t have coverage and what could be done to ease the problem. Includes many graphs, a glossary of health coverage terms and links to sources of additional information. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Offsite Document  Understanding the New Quality Initiatives in CHIPRA, 2/1/2010
This 24-page guide, updated for Cover the Uninsured Week 2007, provides a readable overview to how Americans get health coverage, why so many of us don’t have coverage and what could be done to ease the problem. Includes many graphs, a glossary of health coverage terms and links to sources of additional information. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Some Insurers to Halt New Child-Only Policies, 9/21/2010
This 24-page guide, updated for Cover the Uninsured Week 2007, provides a readable overview to how Americans get health coverage, why so many of us don’t have coverage and what could be done to ease the problem. Includes many graphs, a glossary of health coverage terms and links to sources of additional information. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  In Brief: A new care paradigm slashes hospital use and nursing home stays for the elderly and the physically and mentally disabled, 3/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Who And Where Are The Children Yet To Enroll In Medicaid And The Children's Health Insurance Program?, 10/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan Announce National Coalition to Enroll Uninsured Kids in Hhealth Care, 9/3/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Who Are America's Poor Children? Examining Health Disparities Among Children in the United States, 1/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Enrolling More Kids in Medicaid and CHIP, 1/27/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Coverage of Children: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP, 2/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Side Effects: Children Face Reduced Access to Coverage under Obamacare, 2/7/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Roadblocks to Coverage for Children: Implications of Procedural Cuts in Medicaid and CHIP, 3/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Summary of Medicaid, CHIP, and Low-Income Provisions in Health Care Reform, 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Key Health Care Reform Dates for Children & Families, 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Two Year Anniversary of Children's Health Insurance Law Sees Millions of Newly Insured Children, Families, 2/3/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  2010 CHIPRA Annual Report: Connecting Kids to Coverage, 1/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Reform: What Does It Mean for Young Adults? , 1/1/2010
 - Source: Children’s Defense Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges – Making the Markets Work, 10/20/2010
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Coverage of Children: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP, 10/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Defying Slump, 13 State Insure More Children, 7/19/2009
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Key Medicaid, CHIP, and Low-Income Provisions in H.R. 3962, 11/3/2009
 - Source: Georgetown Center for Children and Families Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Covering All Children: Issues and Experience in State Policy Development, 5/1/2008
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Actuarial Study: Children Currently Enrolled In CHIP Will Face Higher Costs if Moved into Excha, 10/1/2009
 - Source: First Focus; Study conducted by Watson Wyatt Worldwide (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Expert Voices: Uninsured and Eligible for Public Coverage, 11/3/2009
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Management Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Implementation Choices for the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, 9/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Characteristics of Rural & Urban Children Who Qualify for Medicaid or CHIP but Are Not Enrolled, 7/1/2009
 - Source: NC Rural Health Research & Analysis Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Reaching Eligible but Uninsured Children in Medicaid and CHIP, 3/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown Center for Children and Families Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Building Effective Health Coverage: The Differences between Child and Adult Health Care, 6/1/2008
 - Source: Voices for Utah Children Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Building on Success to Effectively Integrate Current Children’s Coverage with National Health R, 8/1/2009
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Maximizing Kids Enrollment in Medicaid and SCHIP: What Works in Reaching, Enrolling and Retaini, 2/1/2009
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy and Robert Wood Johnson Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Public Coverage Versus No Coverage for Children: Perceptions and Experiences of Parents in Four, 5/1/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Understanding Public Perceptions: Results from Research on Children in Health Reform , 10/1/2009
 - Source: First Focus Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Families with Mixed Eligibility For Public Coverage: Navigating Medicaid, CHIP, and Uninsurance, 10/1/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Press Release: Grassley Introduces Bill to Help States Fund Health Care for Low-Income Children, 9/28/2006
 - Source: United States Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Official Websight (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  SCHIP Financing Update: In 2007, 17 States Will Face Federal Funding Shortfalls of $890 Million, 11/21/2006
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) at a Glance, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commision on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Enrolling Uninsured Low-Income Children in Medicaid and SCHIP, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Unisured Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Improving Children's Health: A Chartbook about the Roles of Medicaid and SCHIP, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Care for All Kids, 1/1/2007
 - Source: State of Illinois: All Kids (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Care for All Kids: About All Kids, 1/1/2007
 - Source: State of Illinois: All Kids (Unknown File Type)
7Briefing  The New Health Reform Law and Young Adults, 5/24/2010
Young adults have among the highest uninsurance rates in the U.S. In 2008, three in 10 uninsured Americans – almost 14 million people – were between 19 and 29 years of age. As part of an ongoing effort to explore what is in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, this briefing dealt exclusively with how the reform law affects young adults. Cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropy based in New York City and Washington, DC.  
7Briefing  WHO’S COUNTING? What is crowd-out, how big is it and does it matter for SCHIP? , 8/29/2007
How much private coverage is displaced – “crowded out”—when public programs like SCHIP and Medicaid are expanded? This briefing, supported by the United Health Foundation, explored the issue, including the types of crowd-out, anticipated crowd-out effects of recently passed House and Senate legislation, and how to minimize these effects. 
7Briefing  HEALTH CARE in the 2006 BUDGET: What’s Next? What to Watch for in the Coming Debates, 2/18/2005
President Bush’s FY 2006 budget could have long-lasting effects on several health programs. If enacted as is, the budget would trim $60 billion in the growth in Medicaid spending over the next 10 years. At the same time, the budget offers $11 billion in new money to enroll children in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. It would provide $74 billion in tax incentives to help the uninsured buy coverage. Some congressional budget leaders have signaled their intention to find budget savings in another entitlement program – Medicare. After the hearings are over and the votes taken, how many of the president’s health initiatives will remain? What budget proposals originating with Congress might be adopted? How will discretionary programs – like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health – be affected? What are the long-term implications for health care providers and consumers, and for the deficit? 
7Briefing TranscriptChildren's Health Coverage: A Primer, 2/2/2009
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7Document  Congress Delays SCHIP Funding Shortfalls in 2007 By Several Months, 12/15/2007
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Dubay - Crowd-Out Under SCHIP: Looking Back and Moving Forward, 8/29/2007
 - Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (PowerPoint)
7Document  Orszag - Presentation to the Alliance for Health Reform, 8/29/2007
 - Source: Congressionl Budget Office (PowerPoint)
7Document  Trautwein - Alliance for Health Reform Briefing on Crowd-Out, 8/29/2007
 - Source: National Association of Health Underwriters (PowerPoint)
7Briefing TranscriptWho's Counting? What is crowd-out, how big is it and does it matter for SCHIP?, 8/29/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Selected Experts List, 8/29/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP Voter Opinion Poll, 8/22/2007
 - Source: Cover the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Rules May Limit Health Program Aiding Children, 8/21/2007
 - Source: New York Times (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Ineligible? Don't Be So Sure, 8/21/2007
 - Source: Washington Post (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  CMS SHO#07-001 - Letter from Dennis G. Smith Re: SCHIP, 8/17/2007
 - Source: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Public Perceptions of SCHIP, 8/1/2007
 - Source: Public Opinion Strategies (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Statement of Administration Policy (H.R. 3162), 8/1/2007
 - Source: White House Office of Management and Budget (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP Enrollees With Special Health Care Needs and Access to Care, 8/1/2007
 - Source: The Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Role of Medicaid and SCHIP as an Insurance Safety Net, 8/1/2007
 - Source: Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Statement of Administration Policy (S. 1893), 7/30/2007
 - Source: White House Office of Management and Budget (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Estimates of Changes in SCHIP and Medicaid Enrollment of Children Under H.R. 3162, 7/27/2007
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Estimate of the Effects on Direct Spending and Revenues of the CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2007, 7/26/2007
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP and Crowd-Out: How Public Program Expansion Reduced Private Coverage, 6/21/2007
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP Letter to Sen. Baucus and Sen. Grassley, 6/21/2007
 - Source: National Association of Health Underwriters (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Conservatives Combat SCHIP with Fuzzy Math, 6/15/2007
 - Source: The New Republic Online (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Benefits of a SCHIP Premium Assistance Program, 6/1/2007
 - Source: National Association of Health Underwriters (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP Premium Assistance FAQ, 6/1/2007
 - Source: National Association of Health Underwriters (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The State Children's Health Insurance Program, 5/1/2007
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Riley's Presentation: Medicaid 101: Medicaid's Role for Children and Families, 4/16/2007
 - Source: Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance, Maine (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Statement of Genevieve Kenney before Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate, 4/4/2007
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Preventive Care for Children in the United States: Quality and Barriers, 4/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP Letter from Governors to Leadership Committee, 2/23/2007
 - Source: National Governors Association (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Covering Kids & Families Evaluation, 2/9/2007
 - Source: Mathematica Policy Research Inc. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Instability of Public Health Insurance and Coverage for Children and Their Families..., 2/6/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  State of the States: Building Hope, Raising Expectations, 2/1/2007
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Children's Eligibility for Medicaid/SCHIP by Income, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Senate Committee on Finance (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Characteristics of the Uninsured: Who is Eligible for Public Coverage and Who Needs Help Affor, 1/2/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health Coverage for Low-Income Children, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Keeping the State Children's Health Care Program focused on Federal Objectives, 12/5/2006
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  State Policy Options to Improve Delivery of Child Development Services: Strategies from the ABC, 12/1/2006
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP and Children's Coverage: Leveling the Playing Field for Minority Children, 12/1/2006
 - Source: Families USA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Testimony by NGA Executive Director Ray Scheppach before the Medicaid Commission on Medicaid Re, 9/6/2006
 - Source: Medicaid Commission on Medicaid Reform (Word Document)
7Document  How Medicaid and EPSDT Promote Healthy Child Development Among Children With Special Needs, 9/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund and GWU (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Premium Assistance in Medicaid and SCHIP: Ace in the Hole or House of Cards?, 7/17/2006
 - Source: National Health Policy Forum (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Case Study of Virginia: Exploring Medicaid and SCHIP Enrollment Trends and Their Links to..., 7/1/2006
 - Source: Covering Kids and Families (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Instability of Public Health Insurance Coverage for Children and Their Families, 6/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Massachusetts and the United States State Medicaid Fact Sheet, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  New Study Cautions States on Changes to Medicaid, 3/6/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Chapter 1 - The Uninsured, 3/1/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Income Eligibility Levels Chart by State, 1/1/2006
 - Source: KFF - statehealthfacts.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Premium Assistance Programs: How Are They Financed and Do States Save Money? , 10/1/2005
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  EPSDT and Coverage Costs, 9/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund and GWU (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Role of States in Improving Health and Health Care for Young Children, 7/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Enrolling Uninsured Low-Income Children in Medicaid and SCHIP- fact sheet, 3/1/2005
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP Disenrollment and State Policies, 6/1/2002
 - Source: The Children Health Insurance Research Initiative (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP Disenrollment and State Policies, 6/1/2002
 - Source: The Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Has the Jury Reached a Verdict? Early Experiences with Crowd-Out Under SCHIP, 6/1/2001
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Understanding the Dynamics of Crowd Out, 6/1/2001
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization Program (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Other PublicationHealth Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions, 3/1/2006
Health insurance is one of the most important - and most misunderstood - subjects any of us faces in everyday life. This 23-page guide, written by the Alliance staff for Cover the Uninsured Week 2006, helps clarify who has coverage and who doesn't, and why being uninsured can cause so many problems - for uninsured individuals and for society at large. Several options for increasing coverage are discussed, along with questions to consider when evaluating proposals to help the uninsured. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Offsite Document  Medicaid's Role in the Health Benefits Exchange: A Road Map for States, (Executive Summary), 3/1/2011
Health insurance is one of the most important - and most misunderstood - subjects any of us faces in everyday life. This 23-page guide, written by the Alliance staff for Cover the Uninsured Week 2006, helps clarify who has coverage and who doesn't, and why being uninsured can cause so many problems - for uninsured individuals and for society at large. Several options for increasing coverage are discussed, along with questions to consider when evaluating proposals to help the uninsured. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Illinois’ All Kids: A Step in the Right Direction, 10/10/2006
 - Source: Families USA Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Holding the Line on Medicaid and CHIP: Key Questions and Answers About Health Care Reform’s Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements, 3/26/2010
 - Source: Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Holding the Line on Medicaid and CHIP: Key Questions and Answers About Health Care Reform’s Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements, 3/26/2010
 - Source: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  EXPLAINING HEALTH CARE REFORM: Questions About the Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Focus on Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  How Will Health Reform Impact Young Adults?, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  HHS Outlines Rule for Young Adult Health Coverage, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Medpage Today  (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Affordable Health Insurance for Young Adults:Which health plan or policy is best? We offer healthcare coverage advice for 8 different situations, 4/1/2010
 - Source: US News and World Report (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Holding Steady, Looking Ahead: Annual Findings of a 50-State Survey of Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost Sharing Practices in Medicaid and CHIP, 2010-2011, (Executive, 1/1/2011
 - Source: US News and World Report Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Holding the Line on Medicaid and CHIP: Key Questions and Answers about Health Care Reform's Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements, 3/26/2010
 - Source: US News and World Report Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Repealing Health Reform's Maintenance of Effort Provision Could Cause Millions of Children, Parents, Seniors, and People with Disabilities to Lose Coverage, 2/24/2011
 - Source: US News and World Report (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The New Census Numbers: Some Good News, but Major Challenges Remain, 9/12/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured, 9/1/2011
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  CBO Estimates that States will Face Federal SCHIP Shortfalls of $13.4 billion Over Next Five Y , 2/26/2007
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Letter to President Bush from Pelosi and Reid on SCHIP Spending, 2/2/2007
 - Source: Office of Senator Harry Reid (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Children's Health Insurance Reform: Increasing Coverage and Expanding Access in the States, 2/6/2007
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2008, 9/1/2008
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Estimated Number of Children Enrolled in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance, 7/1/2008
 - Source: Families USA Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Federal Matching Rates for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), 12/1/2008
 - Source: Families USA Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Upper Public Program Eligibility Levels for Children and Adults, 12/1/2008
 - Source: Families USA Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Program Design Snapshot: State Buy-In Programs for Children, 11/1/2008
 - Source: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Fixing SCHIP and Expanding Children’s Health Care Coverage, 5/2/2007
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  SCHIP and “Crowd-Out:” The High Cost of Expanding Eligibility, 9/20/2007
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Uninsured Children and Adolescents With Insured Parents, 10/1/2008
 - Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Persistent Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage: Hispanic Children, 1996-2005, 11/1/2008
 - Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Emerging Health Information Technology for Children in Medicaid and SCHIP Programs , 11/19/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Coverage of Children: The Role of Medicaid and SCHIP, 11/24/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Covering Uninsured Children: Reaching and Enrolling Citizen Children with Non-Citizen Parents, 1/22/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Next Steps in Covering Uninsured Children: Findings from the 2007 Kaiser Survey of Children's, 1/22/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Chartbook on Health Insurance Coverage of America's Children, 1/22/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Enrolling Uninsured Low-Income Children in Medicaid and SCHIP, 1/22/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Status of Children in America, First Half 1996-2007, 8/1/2008
 - Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Revisiting Crowd-Out, 9/1/2007
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 8/1/2008
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Setting Income Thresholds in Medicaid/ SCHIP: Which Children Should Be Eligible?, 1/12/2009
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  E-Health Snapshot: Harnessing Technology To Improve Medicaid and SCHIP Enrollment and Retention, 5/16/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and The Children's Partnership (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Children's Health Information Technology Action Plan, 12/15/2008
 - Source: The Children's Partnership (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Seven Steps Toward State Success in Covering Children Continuously, 10/1/2006
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Academy for State Health Policy (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Obama Proposes $1 Billion/Year Boost for Child Nutrition, 2/26/2009
 - Source: Reuters (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Using Information from Income Tax Forms to Target Medicaid and CHIP Outreach: Preliminary Resul, 9/1/2009
 - Source: State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) and Robert Wood Johnson Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  SCHIP Guidelines: Principles for Health Insurance Coverage for Children and Families, 5/21/2007
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Federal court dismisses New Jersey suit over SCHIP limits, 12/22/2008
 - Source: American Medicial News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Fact Sheet for CBO’s March 2008 Baseline: State Children’s Health Insurance Program, 3/22/2008
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  SCHIP, crowd-out, and the August 17 directive, 4/9/2008
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A House Is Not A Home: Keeping Patients At The Center Of Practice Redesign, 5/11/2007
 - Source: Centers on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Improving Children’s Health: A Chartbook about the Roles of Medicaid and SCHIP, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Centers on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  SCHIP Enrollees with Special Health Care Needs and Access to Care, 8/1/2006
 - Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Do SCHIP Enrollees Stay Insured?, 5/1/2008
 - Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  SCHIP Ever Enrolled in Year, 2/7/2008
 - Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Medicaid Re-Enrollment Policies and Children’s Risk of Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care, 10/22/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Fact Sheet: Children, 1/5/2008
 - Source: Cover the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
6Briefing  Prospects for Health Care: Where Will New Congressional Leadership Take Us?, 12/8/2006
Come January, we can expect to see some new approaches to health legislation. Sen. Harry Reid, incoming Senate majority leader, says one of his top three priorities will be more funding for stem cell research. House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi wants a vote early on to roll back the prohibition against the federal government negotiating prescription drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries. And these are just two of the health issues likely to be debated in the new Congress. The White House too will have a definite voice in the debates to come. 
6Document  Asthma Program - Indiana, 4/1/2011
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6Document  Management of Pregnancy in a Medicaid Population, 4/1/2011
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6Document  Adventures in Good Food Choices and Excercise Initiative, 4/1/2011
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6Document  Sourcelist, 1/29/2009
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6Document  Beyond Referal: Pediatric Care Linkages to Improve Development Health, 12/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  SCHIP Reauthorization: Comparison of Dental Provisions in House, Senate, and Compromise Bills, 9/27/2007
 - Source: Children's Dental Health Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Kohler - Crowd-Out in New Jersey FamilyCare, 8/29/2007
 - Source: New Jersey Department of Human Services (PowerPoint)
6Document  Medicaid: Health Promotion, 3/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Medicaid: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for School Readiness, 3/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Issue Brief #6: From SCHIP Benefit Design to Individual Coverage Decisions, 2/28/2007
 - Source: GWU Center for Health Services Research and Policy (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Expanding Health Care Coverage in the United States: A Historic Agreement, 1/18/2007
 - Source: Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Uninsured in America: Problems and Possible Solutions, 1/2/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Quality Performance Measurement in Medicaid and SCHIP, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Health Management Associates (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Citizenship Documentation Requirements in Medicaid, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Improving Children's Healthy Development Through SCHIP Reauthorization, 12/14/2006
 - Source: Child and Family Policy Center (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Letter from CMS, 4/5/2006
 - Source: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Is There a System Supporting Low-Income Working Families?, 2/1/2006
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Offsite Document  OMB Report Pursuat to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-155), 9/1/2012
 - Source: Office of Management and Budget Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  More Americans Insured: What’s Behind the Numbers?, 9/12/2012
 - Source: PBS Newshour (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  John McCain on Health Care - Des Moines Rotary Lunch, 10/11/2007
 - Source: John McCain For President (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  What Happens to SCHIP After March 31, 2009?, 12/19/2008
 - Source: Congressional Research Service (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: Health Insurance Provisions , 4/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Community Care of North Carolina , 7/13/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage: 2006, 8/27/2007
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Harry Reid- Issues: Health Care, 5/6/2006
 - Source: Harry Reid Official Websight (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  US Election: Implications of Democratic control for healthcare, 9/1/2006
 - Source: Goldman Sachs (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  U.S. Census Bureau 2006- Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2, 8/1/2006
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Briefing  Getting the Most Bang for Our Post-Health Reform Buck: Enrolling and Retaining Everyone Who’s Eligible, 12/1/2009
One of the main goals of health reform is to increase access to health care. Frequently overlooked in this effort is finding effective and efficient mechanisms for determining eligibility and enrolling those who are eligible for existing public programs, primarily Medicaid and the the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). How can recruitment and enrollment be streamlined? How can enrollment in public programs affect states’ budgets? To answer these questions and others, the Alliance for Health Reform and PhRMA sponsored a December 1 briefing.  
5Document  'Great day for oral health'; Hygienists get OK for working alone, 3/10/2008
 - Source: The Charleston Gazette (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Statement of Burton Edelstein before Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, 2/14/2008
 - Source: Children's Dental Health Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  A Brief Analysis of the Bush Administration's Tax Proposals in the Context of SCHIP Reauthoriza, 8/1/2007
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  An Analysis of Leading Congressional Health Care Bills, 2005-2007: Part I, Insurance Coverage, 3/19/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Citizenship Documentation Requirements in Medicaid, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  For Insurance, Adult Children Ride Piggyback, 9/17/2006
 - Source: New York Times (Word Document)
5Document  Labor Officials Doubt Wisdom of Health Care Reforms, 4/8/2006
 - Source: Robert Haynes, Massachusetts AFL-CIO  (Word Document)
5Document  Dental Care Considerations for Young Children, 6/1/2002
 - Source: Special Care in Dentistry (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Offsite Document  The Republican Health-Care Surrender, 5/15/2008
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Voinovich, Bingaman Introduce Legislation Aimed at Insuring the Uninsured, 5/9/2006
 - Source: Senator Voinovich Office, press release (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help, 5/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Coverage Profile: Vermont, 10/1/2005
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Coverage Profile: Utah, 10/1/2005
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)

 

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