Even if you weren’t glued to CSPAN 2 on Friday night, you now know about the federal government shutdown. Many articles have been written about it, covering both the policy differences that led to the shutdown and what the shutdown actually means as a practical matter. This article from Kaiser Health News does a great […]
I am not sure why I thought I would find it cathartic to write a blog on a Friday night explaining what we know about where things stand on CHIP. It’s been hard to listen to all the political grandstanding as the government shutdown looms. I looked up the first blog I wrote saying that […]
Two weeks ago, I blogged about a new CBO score for the KIDS Act – extending CHIP funding for 5 years was on sale for the bargain price of $800 million. Last week, CBO released another update – extending CHIP funding for 10 years would save $6 billion. The rationale for both scores is the […]
Georgetown CCF’s Tricia Brooks covered the Child Core Set of Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting, a set of standardized, evidence-based measures to assess the quality of care children receive in Medicaid and CHIP. Below is the webinar, and here is the link for the slide deck.
A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families estimates that if Congress does not approve funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in January, an estimated 24 states (including D.C.) could face CHIP funding shortfalls. Coverage beyond February is most at risk for approximately 1.7 million children in 21 of the 24 states with […]
The hot news here at CCF today is the new CBO score for the bipartisan, bicameral 5-year CHIP deal – the KIDS Act – it now costs $800 million instead of $8.2 billion. And no, that is not a typo. This leaves a lot of people asking – what changed? Before getting into why the […]