The study addressed two primary goals: 1) document health insurance volatility experienced by users of the health centers covered by SCHIP vs. Medicaid; and 2) determine whether and how SCHIP has affected safety net providers such as community health centers (CHCs) and Title V maternal and child health (MCH) programs. The analytic framework examined the effect of the SCHIP in areas such as parents’ ability/willingness to seek health services for their children at a CHC site or from other providers; children’s health insurance volatility; and SCHIP’s effect on CHC sites.

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