Performance Improvement 2003. Background


Over 12 million children lack health insurance coverage, and therefore may lack access to health care. This report evaluated the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which was enacted in 1997 to expand the scope of state-provided services as an adjunct for children not eligible for Medicaid. The study focused on the experience of CHCs and examined three groups of children: those who continued using the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) program sites after enrolling in SCHIP; those who were new to the HRSA sites; and those who were previous users but were no longer visiting the HRSA site.

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