Discusses two critical policy options related to child health insurance: reauthorization and potential expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and expansion of health insurance to all children.
Finds a negative association between nonprice competition and quality of care in managed care plans in the New York SCHIP market. Pricing policy is likely a constraint on quality production, though it may not be interpreted as a causal relationship.
Most movement from private to public insurance in New York was not crowd-out from the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Under current program structure in New York, crowd-out concerns should not dampen enthusiasm for SCHIP.
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is up for federal reauthorization. In response, the Promising Practices Network hosted a panel of experts to share research and experience on the past performance and future directions of SCHIP.
Policy Researcher; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School Ph.D. in health services research and policy, University of Rochester; M.S. in social medicine and health management, Fudan University; B.Med. (medical degree), Shanghai Medical University
Assistant Policy Analyst Ph.D candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.C.P. in city planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. in civil engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Frearson leads RAND Europe research and analysis in the development of education and skills policy. He has almost 20 years' experience working with schools and in further and higher education and work-based learning, mostly in business development roles in public policy research and…