How Parents' Health Insurance Coverage Status Affects Their Children's Health
Report examines how parents' health coverage status affects their children's health. Study discusses medicaid pay-for-performance.
- "Parental Health Insurance Coverage as Child Health Policy: Evidence From the Literature," First Focus/George Washington University Medical Center School of Public Health and Health Services:The report analyzes research published since 2000 to examine therelationship between public health insurance coverage among parents,such as through SCHIP, and the rate and effectiveness of coverage amongchildren (First Focus release, 6/25).
- "Making Pay-for-Performance Work in Medicaid," Health Affairs:The study examines five Medicaid-focused health plans that providedfinancial incentives for physicians to improve the timeliness ofwell-baby care. Researchers compared plans with worse and betteroutcomes and identified key features of the demonstration project, suchas strong communication with providers and providing adequate financialrewards. The study also discusses barriers to improvement that futureMedicaid pay-for-performance programs should consider (Felt-Lisk etal., Health Affairs, 6/26).
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