Provider Networks and Access: Issues for Children’s Coverage

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March 2015

Chapter 4 continues the discussion of the future of children’s coverage with an analysis of how well exchange networks can serve children now covered by CHIP. While concerns have been raised about the adequacy of these networks, experience with exchange plans is too new to make definitive conclusions about whether differences between Medicaid, CHIP, and exchange plan networks would affect children’s access to care.

Publication Type: Reports to Congress

From: March 2015 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP

Tags: access, Affordable Care Act, children, children with special health care needs, CHIP, comparisons with other sources of coverage, dental care, dentists, exchanges, network adequacy, provider participation, safety net providers