Prater W, Alker J. 2013. Aligning eligibility for children: Moving the stairstep kids to Medicaid. Melo Park, CA: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation, 11 pp.
Annotation: This brief examines how the transition of children from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act goes into effect will affect children, families, and states. The brief offers an introduction to the issue and and overview (including the number of children affected, how children and families will be affected, benefits, cost sharing, enrollment and renewal procedures, access to care, fiscal impact on states, and administrative efficiency). The brief also discusses lesson learned from New York and Colorado from their early transition of coverage (including how children have transitioned, how families have been notified about changes, how delivery systems have affected alignment, and how providers were engaged in the process). Other models used to coordinate CHIP and Medicaid are also discussed.
Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Costs, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Infants, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, New York, Program coordination, State programs, Statistical data, Transition