March 07, 2018
New Publications on the Role Medicaid Plays in Providing Care for CSHCN
From the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF):
- Issue Brief: Medicaid's Role for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Look at Eligibility, Services, and Spending (Feb. 2018, 10 pp.) includes state-specific information about the number of children with special health care needs and what percentage rely on Medicaid or CHIP, with and without other insurance coverage.
- Issue Brief: How Do Medicaid/CHIP Children with Special Health Care Differ from Those with Private Insurance? (Feb. 2018, 9pp.) compares key characteristics of Medicaid/CHIP children with special health care needs to those with private insurance only and to those who are uninsured.
According to the issue briefs:
- An estimated 14.2 million children, or 19% of all children in the U.S., have special health care needs;
- Medicaid and CHIP covered about 48% of all children with special health care needs in 2016. Medicaid/CHIP is the sole source of coverage for 41% of these children, and another 7% have Medicaid/CHIP to supplement their private coverage.
Some other useful KFF materials, from 2017:
- Infographic: Medicaid's Role for Children with Special Health Care Needs (5/24/27)
- Ten Things to Know About Medicaid's Role for Children with Behavioral Health Needs (6/19/17)