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
Hangsheng Liu is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Trained in medicine and health policy, his research focuses on quality of care, health care cost and financing, employer-sponsored wellness programs, and health care markets. Liu…