Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New Reports on Children's Health Insurance Coverage Released by Kaiser Family Foundation on January 23, 2009

With the House of Representatives having passed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program legislation on January 14th and the Senate now discussing SCHIP reauthorization, children’s health has policy makers’ attention. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has predicted passage of the bill in the Senate by the end of this week. New opportunities for positive changes could be at hand.

At a Kaiser Family Foundation briefing January 23, several new reports were released that proposed strategies for enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid and SCHIP, provided an overview of the challenges associated with expanding coverage in a recession, and updated their yearly publication of eligibility requirements in the 50 states and summarized health insurance coverage trends.

The materials released in conjunction with the briefing and a webcast of the event are available at:

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