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Healthy Kids (Program : Or.), Child health services -- Government policy -- Oregon


Since its launch in 2009 the Healthy Kids program has worked to provide health insurance for children in Oregon. Marketed as one program available to all Oregon children, Healthy Kids enrolls families making below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) into the Oregon Health Plan, while families above 200% FPL are enrolled in a sliding‐fee private insurance product offered through a health insurance exchange called KidsConnect.

This project is an evaluation of the effects of the Healthy Kids program, conducted by the Center for Outcomes Research (CORE) at Providence Health and Services along with Portland State University. As families apply for Healthy Kids, we survey them by mail and by telephone. We then follow up with these applicants over time to assess the differences in outcomes between children who enroll and children who do not.


This report was prepared for the Office for Oregon Health Policy & Research

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