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Release Date: March 21, 2007
File Size: 3.8 MB
File Format: pdf
In Harm's Way: True Stories of Uninsured Texas Children profiles 27 families across Texas whose children have lost health coverage through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The report documents reasons for the sharp decline in CHIP reenrollment: the recertification roller coaster and processing problems with renewing children's coverage every six months; families who are a fraction above the income limit and no longer qualify for coverage; chronically ill children who are subject to a 90 day waiting period; and children who have become ineligible for coverage because of the asset test.
The report also highlights the difficulties that grandparents raising grandchildren and Katrina evacuees have faced with the CHIP and Medicaid enrollment process in Texas.