The Scientific Evidence for Child Health Insurance

Published in: Academic pediatrics, v. 9, no. 1, Commentary, Jan./Feb. 2009, p. 4-6

Posted on RAND.org on January 14, 2009

by Peter G. Szilagyi, Mark A. Schuster, Tina L Cheng

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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. There is a substantial body of scientific evidence about SCHIP and child health insurance. This commentary reviews the scientific evidence for child health insurance and also highlights areas in which more evidence is needed.

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