Medicaid and SCHIP Coverage: Findings from California and North Carolina
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Rubenstein, J., Sommers, A., Zuckerman, S., and Blavin, F.
This article examines experiences under Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), drawing on surveys
of over 3,000 enrollees in California and North Carolina in 2002. In both States, Medicaid enrollees were less likely than
SCHIP enrollees to have parents who were covered by employer-sponsored insurance. With the exception of dental care and provider
perceptions, access experiences were fairly comparable across the two programs, despite differences in the characteristics
of the children served by the two programs.