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Hudson JL, Moriya AS
AHRQ Author: Hudson JL
The role of marketplace policy on welcome mat effects for children eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.
This study examined the role of marketplace policy on “welcome mat” effects for children eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Data from the American Community Survey from 2013-2018 was used to estimate the relationship between Marketplace policy and increases in Medicaid/CHIP coverage among pre-ACA eligible children after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The sample included non-disabled citizen children ages 0-18 at 139-250% federal poverty level who were Medicaid/CHIP-eligible before and after implementation of the ACA. Marketplace policies and enrollment were compared in expansion states versus non-expansion states. Public coverage did increase more in states that empowered their Marketplace to enroll publicly-eligible applicants directly into Medicaid/CHIP. This was driven by enrollment policy, not by choice of state-based versus federal-based Marketplaces. Welcome mats were largest in expansion states and increases ranged from 9 to 13 percentage points in enrollment.
Citation: Hudson JL, Moriya AS . The role of marketplace policy on welcome mat effects for children eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program. Inquiry 2020 Jan-Dec;57:46958020952920. doi: 10.1177/0046958020952920..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, Health Insurance, Policy, Uninsured, Access to Care
DeVoe JE, Tillotson CJ, Angier H
Predictors of children's health insurance coverage discontinuity in 1998 versus 2009: parental coverage continuity plays a major role.
This study examines the strength of association between known and potential predictors of children’s health insurance continuity in both 1998 and 2009. It found that, compared to children with at least one parent continuously covered, children whose parents did not have continuous coverage had a significantly higher relative risk of a coverage gap.
Citation: DeVoe JE, Tillotson CJ, Angier H . Predictors of children's health insurance coverage discontinuity in 1998 versus 2009: parental coverage continuity plays a major role. Matern Child Health J 2015 Apr;19(4):889-96. doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1590-0.
Keywords: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Uninsured, Health Insurance