Using the School Meals Enrollment Form to Identify and Enroll Children in Medicaid and SCHIP

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Jun 05, 2007


Ron Liebman,

Anthony Wellever


In this project for Kansas Action for Children, KHI attempted to match information provided by parents on their children enrolled in the free and reduced price school meals program to Medicaid and SCHIP eligibility files. The report concludes it is entirely feasible to use the school meals enrollment form to identify children eligible for public health insurance and that it would be a pivotal step in a future facilitated enrollment process that could possibly reduce public health insurance program churning and the rate of uninsured children.

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