State Perspectives on Children’s Coverage in the Changing Health Policy Landscape
As federal policymakers consider significant changes to health coverage, the future of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beyond September 2017 remains uncertain leaving children’s coverage issues in the balance. To examine ways to ensure children’s health coverage needs continue to be met in the changing health policy environment, NASHP convened a group of CHIP and Medicaid officials in February 2017 to discuss key issues. A new issue brief highlights the main themes from the discussion, which included the importance of maintaining children’s coverage gains, coverage affordability, pediatric-specific benefits, and high-quality care for children. Read more.