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Low-income African American women in Washington, DC, exhibit some of the worst birth outcomes in the United States. The authors undertook a qualitative, comparative case study of three different models of maternity care delivery to low-income women at risk of poor birth outcomes in Washington. The key study objectives were (1) to describe the organization,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to estimate the effects of managed care program type on service use and access for publicly insured children with chronic health conditions. METHODS Data on Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program managed care programs were linked by county and year to pooled data from the 1997-2002 National Health Interview Survey.(More)
The authors use variation across states and over time in managed care (MC) programs for publicly insured children to examine whether effects differ for children with chronic health conditions (CWCHC) and those without. The authors pool data from the 1997 to 2002 National Health Interview Survey and link county, year, and health status information on type of(More)
ACA Implementation—Monitoring and Tracking: Cross-Cutting Issues 2 With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Urban Institute is undertaking a comprehensive monitoring and tracking project to examine the implementation and effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. The project began in May 2011 and will(More)
Acknowledgments We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many parents who voluntarily gave their time and energy to participate in our focus groups. Obviously, without their input and insights, we would not have been able to develop this report. We are also greatly indebted to the staff of the numerous community-based agencies that assisted us with(More)
A large number of California counties have recently taken bold steps to extend health insurance to all poor and near-poor children through county-based Children's Health Initiatives. One initiative, the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program, extends coverage to uninsured children in families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level who are(More)
The objective of this research was to study the influence of electroplating parameters on electrodeposit characteristics for the production of nickel (Ni) and nickel-iron (Ni-Fe) microparts by photoelectroforming. The research focused on the most relevant parameter for industry, which is the current density, because it determines the process time and the(More)
Seven states with separate (as opposed to Medicaid expansion) State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) implemented enrollment caps during the 2001-2003 recession. Interviews with SCHIP officials and Covering Kids and Families grantees in these states examined implementation policies and their effects on enrollment, outreach, and public support.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the evolution of Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid programs after passage of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), focusing on policies affecting eligibility, enrollment, renewal, benefits, access to care, cost sharing, and preparation for health care reform. METHODS Case(More)
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