Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition. 2013. Ensuring stable and continuous health insurance coverage for children with asthma. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 5 pp. (Leveraging Affordable Care Act opportunities to improve childhood asthma outcomes)
Annotation: This report provides information about how advocacy organizations can mobilize around Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provisions to improve health outcomes for children most at risk for asthma. The report describes several ACA provisions and implementation activities that target stability and continuity of health insurance for children, including (1) heath insurance coverage of preventive health services, (2) development of an essential health benefit for all individuals securing insurance through state health insurance exchanges, (3) streamlining enrollment procedures under Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and state exchanges, (4) expanding Medicaid to cover individuals with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line, and (5) enhanced Medicaid payments to primary care physicians.
Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.
Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Asthma, Child health, Children', Enrollment, Health insurance, Health services, High risk children, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, Prevention, Reimbursement, State programs, Treatment, s Health Insurance Program