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  • Individual Author: Ku, Leighton; Ferguson, Christine
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2011

    This report briefly reviews the evidence about the effectiveness of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in addressing the health and financial needs of vulnerable Americans, including children and other vulnerable populations, including low-income parents, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities. The importance of Medicaid and CHIP to low-income children and adults is well understood; less evident is the extent to which Medicaid and CHIP protect populations with serious health problems. Children covered by Medicaid or CHIP are more likely than their privately-insured counterparts to be in poorer health status and to have serious health conditions, as are publicly-insured adults. Almost all elderly Americans are covered by Medicare, but low-income seniors who are also enrolled in Medicaid (sometimes called dual eligibles) tend to have substantially worse health than those with Medicare alone or with private coverage. The benefit structure of Medicaid is particularly designed to help address the serious health needs and low incomes of its...

    This report briefly reviews the evidence about the effectiveness of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in addressing the health and financial needs of vulnerable Americans, including children and other vulnerable populations, including low-income parents, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities. The importance of Medicaid and CHIP to low-income children and adults is well understood; less evident is the extent to which Medicaid and CHIP protect populations with serious health problems. Children covered by Medicaid or CHIP are more likely than their privately-insured counterparts to be in poorer health status and to have serious health conditions, as are publicly-insured adults. Almost all elderly Americans are covered by Medicare, but low-income seniors who are also enrolled in Medicaid (sometimes called dual eligibles) tend to have substantially worse health than those with Medicare alone or with private coverage. The benefit structure of Medicaid is particularly designed to help address the serious health needs and low incomes of its beneficiaries. Children covered by Medicaid have comprehensive services under its Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment policies.(author abstract)