Comprehensive literature review on barriers prevention enrollment to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149364
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Presentation
Title:
Comprehensive literature review on barriers prevention enrollment to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Abstract:
Comprehensive literature review on barriers prevention enrollment to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Hey, Ruth
P.I. Institution Name:Children’s Medical Center
The number of uninsured children is a significant health problem in American society. Despite implementation of health assistance plans such as the State Children's Health Insurance Program (s-CHIP), many eligible families still do not enroll. Barriers preventing the families' access need to be studied to maximize children's enrollment, retention, and health care utilization. This literature review identifies both perceived and real barriers that possibly prevent eligible families from utilizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Perceived barriers include social stigma of enrolling in a Medicaid program and the patient's possible negative perceptions of health care providers as well as the health care system. Real barriers might include application difficulties, geographic, language, or transportation issues, and lack of knowledge of the program. As health care professionals who work most closely with families, nurses have a unique opportunity to exercise their patient advocacy role in eliminating barriers to health care. In order to ensure s-CHIP's continuance and future funding past its initial ten years, nurses must be knowledgeable of the barriers discussed in this literature review. Only by being educated about the challenges facing eligible families may nurses help eliminate these barriers and guarantee that s-CHIP benefits are accessible, used, and comprehensive to meet the unique needs of children.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComprehensive literature review on barriers prevention enrollment to the State Children’s Health Insurance Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149364-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comprehensive literature review on barriers prevention enrollment to the State Children&rsquo;s Health Insurance Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hey, Ruth</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children&rsquo;s Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">heybookworm@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The number of uninsured children is a significant health problem in American society. Despite implementation of health assistance plans such as the State Children's Health Insurance Program (s-CHIP), many eligible families still do not enroll. Barriers preventing the families' access need to be studied to maximize children's enrollment, retention, and health care utilization. This literature review identifies both perceived and real barriers that possibly prevent eligible families from utilizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Perceived barriers include social stigma of enrolling in a Medicaid program and the patient's possible negative perceptions of health care providers as well as the health care system. Real barriers might include application difficulties, geographic, language, or transportation issues, and lack of knowledge of the program. As health care professionals who work most closely with families, nurses have a unique opportunity to exercise their patient advocacy role in eliminating barriers to health care. In order to ensure s-CHIP's continuance and future funding past its initial ten years, nurses must be knowledgeable of the barriers discussed in this literature review. Only by being educated about the challenges facing eligible families may nurses help eliminate these barriers and guarantee that s-CHIP benefits are accessible, used, and comprehensive to meet the unique needs of children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:56Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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