Performance Improvement 2001. Evaluation of the Child Health Insurance Program


The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) established by the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) in 1997 is designed to provide medical coverage for children under age 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid and with family incomes below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level or 50 percentage points above the current State Medicaid limit. States are required to examine and track the impact of SCHIP in reducing the numbers of low-income uninsured children. This project will involve a summary and analysis of the State evaluations and an analysis of external SCHIP-related activities. It will provide an analysis of the effect of SCHIP on enrollment expenditures and use of services in Medicaid and State health programs, and an evaluation of stand-alone and Medicaid expansion programs, including the effectiveness of their outreach activities and the quality of care.


AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Strategic Planning

FEDERAL CONTACT: Rose Marie Hakim, 410-786-6698

PIC ID: 7380

PERFORMER: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Washington, DC