Implementation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program: Outreach, Enrollment, and Provider Participation in Rural Areas (Full Report)


The State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides states with an important source of funding for helping low-income, uninsured children overcome financial barriers to medical care. There is considerable interest among federal policy makers and rural advocates that CHIP may be especially important in providing coverage to children living in rural areas. This study qualitatively assesses CHIP outreach, enrollment, and provider issues in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Jennifer Dunbar, Harvey Sloane, Curt Mueller