Issues in Developing Programs for Uninsured Children: A Resource Book for States. C. Methodology


Information provided in this resource book is based on information collected from program representatives of the nine study states. The criteria used to select the programs included: type of program (e.g., Medicaid expansion, state-sponsored, or foundation-sponsored), geographic location, age and size of program, and scope of the program. State representatives, including program directors, Maternal and Child Health directors, and Medicaid staff from all nine states were interviewed on their experiences in designing and implementing children's health insurance programs. Information collected through the interview process has been organized in a database created for the purpose of collecting children’s health insurance program, administrative, and legislative information.