Earlier this year, the European Commission renewed its commitment to promoting child well-being. One of the guidelines was to strengthen the use of evidence-based policy. This is noteworthy because it represents one of the first times that the EC has specifically advocated the use of evidence in policy making.
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.
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…