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The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and prepregnancy coverage of teenage mothers.

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Source
Med Care. 2008 Oct;46(10):1071-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2008
Author
Adams E Kathleen
Gavin Norma I
Ayadi M Femi
Colley-Gilbert Brenda
Raskind-Hood Cheryl
Author Affiliation
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. eadam01@sph.emory.edu
Source
Med Care. 2008 Oct;46(10):1071-8
Date
Oct-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adolescent Health Services - economics - utilization
Adult
Age Factors
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Eligibility Determination
Female
Health Services Accessibility - economics
Humans
Insurance Coverage
Medicaid
Multivariate Analysis
Patient Acceptance of Health Care - statistics & numerical data
Poverty
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in adolescence
Prenatal Care - economics - utilization
Risk assessment
State Health Plans - organization & administration
United States
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The 1997 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) program allowed states to expand Medicaid to uninsured children through age 18 in families under 200% of the federal poverty level. Prepregnancy insurance coverage of adolescents may help reduce unintended pregnancies, address other medical issues, and allow for early and adequate prenatal care for those carrying to term. OBJECTIVES: We tested the effects of SCHIP implementation on insurance coverage for teenage mothers and investigated whether these effects varied by type of state SCHIP program--Medicaid expansion, stand-alone program, or some combination of these. RESEARCH DESIGN: We used Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data from 1996 through 2000 and difference-in-differences analysis to analyze coverage changes for teenage mothers (age
PubMed ID
18815529 View in PubMed
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