TITLE

CMS Should Improve Efforts to Assess whether SCHIP Is Substituting for Private Insurance

AUTHOR(S)
Cosgrove, James C.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;3/23/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in the U.S. SCHIP was created to reduce the number of uninsured children who do not qualify for Medicaid. GAO found a decrease in the number of applicants who dropped from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and enrolled in SCHIP. GAO suggests that CMS should improve efforts to assess if SCHIP is an option for private insurance.
ACCESSION #
58622898

 

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