Do you feel that The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SKIP) achieves its fundamental purposes? Why or why not?

Module 3 – ALP

Children’s Health

For the Session Long Project we will explore health care policies from the standpoint of the health care manager.

For the third component of the Session Long Project, please write a position paper on The State Children’s Health Insurance Program. This is a two-part assignment:

  1. Do you feel that The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SKIP) achieves its fundamental purposes? Why or why not?
  2. Based upon an analysis of the policy and the outcomes of the program, would you recommend that The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SKIP) be expanded? Why or why not?

ALP Assignment Expectations

**For both parts of the assignment, be sure to take a position one way or the other on the issues.

You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 2–3 pages.


Module 3 – Background

Children’s Health

The following articles/readings will provide great insight into children’s health issues from a policy standpoint. You should have a comfortable understanding of the material before your proceed to further research and the case assignment.


Required Readings

Acevedo-Garcia, D., Os yuk, T., Yardley, N., ET AL. (2008, Mar./Apr.). Toward a policy-relevant analysis of geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health. Health Affairs, 27(2), 321-333.

Raphael, J. & Bela, A. (2010). A review of the evidence for disparities in child vs adult health care: A disparity in disparities. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102(8), 684-91. Retrieved from ProQuest

Moistness, J., & Sc hone, B. (2008). Pathways to coverage: the changing roles of public and private sources. Health Affairs, 27(1), 44-56.


Additional Readings (Optional)

Feng, V.D. (2006 Nov/Dec). How Slashing Medicaid Hurts Children – and Children’s Hospitals. Pediatric Nursing, 31(6), 444-445.

Perri, J., & Homer, C. (2007). The quality of children’s health care matters — time to pay attention. The New England Journal of Medicine. 357(15), 1549.

Havana, R., Aaron, G., Roe sch, S., & Leslie, L. (2008). Longitudinal patterns of health insurance coverage among a national sample of children in the child welfare system. American Journal of Public Health, 98(3), 478-484.

Chosen, C., Davis, K., & Collins, S. (2008, May/Jun.). Building blocks for reform: Achieving universal coverage with private and public group health insurance. Health Affairs. 27(3), 646-657. *Please note that the authors argue for SKIP expansion.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2008). Child and Adolescent Healthcare (Fact Sheet). Retrieved from

Gaston, W. (2007). Prospect of Child Healthcare Program in Limbo. Retrieved from

Maternal & Child Health Policy Research Center (2008). Retrieved from

The Commonwealth Fund (2008). Child Health/Development. Retrieved from

The Heritage Foundation. (2008). The State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Retrieved from .

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