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Covering Kids & Families

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Areas of CKF Influence on Medicaid and SCHIP Programs

One goal of state Covering Kids & Families (CKF) grantees was to effect changes in state Medicaid and SCHIP policies and procedures to make them friendlier to those needing such coverage, particularly in the areas of eligibility, retention, enrollment and coordination.

This report examines the most important policy changes, from the perspective of state officials, where CKF had a direct effect. It also describes whether state officials viewed these policy changes as permanent or temporary; how important CKF was to the implementation of the policy change; and whether state officials and CKF grantees have different views on CKF’s effect on policy.