How CHIP Can Help Meet Child Specific Requirements and Needs in the Exchange: Considerations for Policymakers

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This brief explores how states may be able to use CHIP to help meet some of the child-specific requirements for exchanges in the ACA. Options for doing so include: using CHIP as model for pediatric benefits and providers in the exchange; using CHIP funds to provide premium assistance for eligible children to buy exchange coverage that would allow families to be insured by one coverage program; and using CHIP to wrap around Essential Health Benefit benchmark benefits to ensure children’s unique needs are met.

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Date: Mar 2013
Author: Maureen Hensley-Quinn and Catherine Hess