Interim Evaluation Report: Congressionally Mandated Evaluation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. XIV. Family Coverage and Premium Assistance Programs


Highlights of Findings

  • States have an interest in extending coverage to parents because they believe it would be an effective way of enrolling more children in SCHIP
  • The size of states' allotments is a key factor in whether states feel they can pursue family coverage
  • States think that the federal rules for premium assistance programs are too restrictive and few have used this option

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