Examined the use of medical services over nearly two
years among newly insured and continuously insured
children, ages six through twelve, in the CHIP and
Medicaid programs in West Virginia and South Carolina.
The study focused on the patterns of medical care
utilization in the children, and found that there was not
a significant change in utilization patterns among newly
insured children in general. There were findings that
newly insured children illustrated delayed demand and
actually used fewer health services initially than their
continually insured peers.