Five Reasons Not to Add Red Tape to Your Child and Family Health Programs

As state fiscal pressures continue to mount, states may consider adopting policies that erect barriers to coverage for children and their families in order to save money. However, evidence confirms that introducing barriers to coverage and care is not a wise strategy. In fact, red tape not only keeps eligible children and families from receiving necessary coverage, it creates administrative burdens for both the state and the families and drives up costs in the long run.