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Effective State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Policy


PPN policy forum event on Effective State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Policy

Top experts from around the country share research and practice knowledge related to federal and state SCHIP policy. This forum was hosted by the Promising Practices Network and Kansas Action for Children in Kansas City, Missouri on June 5, 2007.


The State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, provides health insurance coverage for millions of low-income children not covered by Medicaid through a federal and state partnership. As SCHIP celebrates it 10th anniversary, it is now up for federal reauthorization as well as being subject to legislative changes in numerous states. This Policy Forum brings together leading experts from around the nation to share lessons from SCHIP's first 10 years in the areas of research, policy, and implementation.

Video of this event is available online by following the links below.

Welcome to the SCHIP Policy Forum and Introduction to Session I

Introduction to the Policy Forum and Session I speakers with Host Michael Rich and Moderator Steve Roling.

Michael Rich, Executive Vice President, RAND Corporation
Steve Roling, President and CEO, The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

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Session I:  Lessons from a Decade of Research on SCHIP Policy

Moderator:  Steve Roling, President and CEO, The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City


A Critical Review of Research Findings on SCHIP and Medicaid

Andrew Dick, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

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Research Findings from the First 10 Years of SCHIP

Lisa Dubay, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Q&A Discussion for Session I

Questions and answers with members of the Session I panel.

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Introduction to Session II

Introduction to the Session II speakers with Host Michael Rich and Moderator Gary Brunk.

Michael Rich, Executive Vice President, RAND Corporation
Gary Brunk, President and CEO, Kansas Action for Children

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Session II:  Lessons from a Decade of SCHIP Implementation

Moderator:  Gary Brunk, President and CEO, Kansas Action for Children


SCHIP: States' Frequently Asked Questions

Donna Folkemer, Group Director, Forum for State Health Policy Leadership, National Conference of State Legislatures

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Using Online Screening to Increase Participation in Health Care and Other Public Programs: Bridge to Benefits

Elaine Cunningham, Tax and Benefit Outreach Director, Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
Ryan Johnson, Outreach Specialist, Children's Defense Fund Minnesota

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Q&A Discussion for Session II

Questions and answers with members of the Session II panel.

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Policy Forum Handouts


National Conference of State Legislatures

Publications from the RAND Corporation

Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheets

SCHIP State Snapshots

Fact sheets about the State Children's Health Insurance Program in every state. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Academy for State Health Policy.

Promising Practices Network (PPN) Fact Sheet