- The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) requires states to measure and report on coverage stability in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). States generally have not done this in the past. This study proposes strategies for both measuring stability and targeting policies to improve retention of Medicaid coverage, using Ohio as an example.
- The coming years could be a watershed period for children and health care as the nation implements the most significant federal health care legislation in 50 years: the Accountable Care Act (ACA). A year earlier, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set up a framework and road map for the eventual universal adoption of health information technology in its Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) provisions, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) legislation articulated a new and compelling vision for quality measurement in child health services.
- The affordable care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010.1 Although its full impact on Americans and the American health care system will unfold over many years, it represents fundamental change for patients and health care. Many may wonder how the law affects children and the health professionals who serve them. Some of the most publicized aspects of ACA (eg, guaranteed access to parents’ coverage for children aged less than 26 years, prohibitions against coverage denials for children aged less than 19 years with preexisting conditions) will directly help children, youth, and young adults.
- The aim of this study was to explore the joint effect of race/ethnicity and insurance status/expected payer or income on children's health care quality.