The Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released new 2012 data
from an annual 50-state survey of Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment policies. Highlighted policy actions include the use of technology to upgrade eligibility and enrollment systems and research on four states to have successfully enrolled eligible children into Medicaid and CHIP. Additionally, the organizations released an issue brief
examining the specific factors that contributed to the success in covering children in the four identified states. Common themes include the importance of political leadership, expansive eligibility levels, and adoption of strategy simplification.