Forum Session

SCHIP Turns Five: Taking Stock, Moving Ahead
September 5, 2002


Jennifer Ryan


This Forum session marked the approach of the five-year anniversary of the effective date of Title XXI of the Social Security Act, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The meeting highlighted the states' progress toward finding and enrolling uninsured children in SCHIP and Medicaid, examined the critical funding issues that had come to the forefront, and considered the states' successes and challenges in designing processes for renewal of eligibility and best practices for minimizing unnecessary disenrollment from the program. Speakers discussed the state of SCHIP after five years and considered the prospects for the future of the program.


Genevieve Kenney, PhD, Principal Research Associate, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute; Cynthia Pernice, Project Manager, Children's Health Insurance Program Implementation Center, National Academy for State Health Policy; Michael Perry, Vice President, Lake Snell Perry and Associates; Rose Naff, Executive Director and Coordinator, Florida Healthy Kids; June Milby, Coordinator, NC Health Choice for Children; Jana Key, Director, Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa; Judith Solomon, Executive Director, Connecticut Children's Health Council

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 781.

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