As hundreds of thousands of California children are moved this year from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal coverage, some families may experience challenges in accessing or continuing medical care for their children. Here are some resources that can help.
Elaine Korry’s recent public radio story on how health reform will affect chronically ill children in California is a must-listen for families of children with special health care needs and their advocates. Here’s why.
As policymakers determine health care benefits for the exchange, Medicaid’s comprehensive EPSDT benefit is cost-effective, and guarantees access to services. In contrast, benefits designed by states under the CHIP program serve as a lesson: they cost more, and they are less effective for children with special health care needs.
Marion Karian, Exceptional Parents Unlimited of Fresno
With funding from our foundation, Exceptional Parents Unlimited will build on and evaluate an existing care coordination system serving young children with cognitive, developmental and emotional problems to include children with special health care needs.