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Improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of publicly financed health care


Simply having insurance coverage does not guarantee good access or high quality health care. CHCS resources can help states, plans and consumer organizations design programs to improve access to care for low-income families and people with disabilities.

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Strategies to Improve Dental Benefits for the Medicaid Expansion Population

This brief summarizes state decisions regarding the inclusion of dental benefits for the Medicaid expansion population.
February 2014 Policy & Issue Briefs

Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative: Final Evaluation Report

This final evaluation report offers a thematic discussion of findings and lessons learned from the Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative, with individual grantees’ experience used selectively to illustrate key themes.
January 2007 Reports

Reducing Barriers to Health Care: Practical Strategies for Local Organizations - Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative Toolkit

This toolkit describes the efforts of 18 local organizations in 15 states, under the Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative, to identify barriers and design interventions to improve access to care for low-income families.

January 2007 Toolkits

Interpreting Success: One Consumer at a Time

Through a Covering Kids and Families Access Initiative Grant, the Buncombe County, North Carolina Department of Social Services identified and addressed key reasons consumers used emergency services for primary care.

October 2005 Case Studies

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