Those of you who have followed health reform have probably heard a lot about Massachusetts’ historic health reform law that passed in 2006—what’s going well, what could be done better, and what it might mean for health reform implementation around the country. We’ve even blogged about it this month.
A year ago, President Obama signed the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) into law. As we look back on the impact of this new legislation over the past year, it is obvious that we have much to celebrate. CHIPRA made vast improvements to kid's coverage and access to care.
The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) has taken a backseat to broader national health care reform over the past few months. However, as the health care debate proceeds in Washington, several states are taking advantage of the additional funding and new options available under CHIPRA to make significant improvements to their CHIP programs.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Soften the Blow during Tough Economic Times
Explains how Medicaid and CHIP function as a health care safety net; argues that Medicaid expansion must be part of national health reform so more low-income people have access to health care.
Explores why states have used CHIP funds to cover adults, how CHIPRA allows states to cover parents or other adults through CHIP, and why states can and should continue to cover adults.
Explains the new federal financing rules under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), including how funding will be distributed among the states.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA): Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Explains several new provisions in CHIPRA that are designed to address disparities in children’s health coverage and care; includes a list of action steps for advocates.
Examines the new system of performance bonuses created by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) that rewards states for enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid.
Discusses CHIPRA’s new funding, changes in who is eligible, tools to help enroll more children, and provisions designed to improve children’s health.