This analysis, prepared for the Health Care Financing Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration, examines issues that arise under laws designed to avert excessive cost-sharing in the case of low income families whose children participate in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). High cost-sharing has been shown to significantly affect children’s participation in insurance programs, as well as their utilization of health services. As a result, the Federal CHIP legislation, while permitting cost-sharing under certain circumstances, also places limitations on the total amount of cost-sharing to which families can be exposed for services covered by State CHIP plans.
Rosenbaum, Sara J.; Markus, Anne Rossier; and Roby, Dylan, "An analysis of implementation issues relating to CHIP cost-sharing provisions for certain targeted low income children" (1999). Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs. Paper 49.