Current Picture and Outlook for Children's Coverage

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Date Developed: April 2007. Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation . Presenter(s): Robin Rudowitz. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 15 minutes.


In this webinar, the presenter provides an overview of children’s health insurance in America, focusing on low-income families. She discusses the changes in health insurance costs and rates of uninsured children. She continues by describing the major features, history, eligibility, enrollment, and differences between Medicaid and SCHIP. Ms. Rudowitz next focuses on children’s access to care and SCHIP’s reauthorization in 2007, as well as state’s expansion to of SCHIP to all children regardless of income eligibility. Additional resources are available for use.

Special Instructions website was closed in September 2013. Tutorials are no longer updated but due to demand by professors who are still using the tutorials in class assignments, the Kaiser Family Foundation has made them available for download on archive site.

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