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Publication Year: 2013

The State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) is a National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created to support the evaluation of health policy reform at the state level and develop an evidence-based resource to tinform health reform efforts in the future.  SHARE has awarded 33 grants since its inception. This document provides an overview of these grants, with a primary focus on the most recent round of funding, which was awarded in 2012.

Publication Year: 2012

This brief highlights key findings from the SHARE-sponsored project led by David Idala, Director of Medicaid Policy Studies at The Hilltop Institute (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).  The project evaluated the implementation of Maryland's Kids First initiative, through which the state aimed to identify and enroll uninsured children who were eligible for Medicaid or CHIP coverage.  The goel of the Hilltop evaluation was to glean lessons for not just Maryland but also for other states considering similar outreach and enrollment efforts.  The brief describes the factors that facilitated Kids First as well as the key challenges that Maryland faced as it implemented the initiative.

Publication Year: 2012

The Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) and the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) collaborated in 2008 in order to collect necessary information via tax forms to decide which Iowa children are uninsured yet meet the requirements to qualify for Iowa’s CHIP or Medicaid. Iowa used tax forms to determine which children had family incomes that met the Medicaid and CHIP requirements but were not enrolled in these programs. After identifying eligible kids who are not yet enrolled, DHS sends pamphlets and applications to the identified families. The families then become aware of the programs and their children’s eligibility.