This brief reports on the health care that children in DCF custody receive through HUSKY A. It also offers recommendations for improvement.
A two-page brief that summarizes issues of access and quality of care in the HUSKY program and offers recommendations to improve health care.
The reports summarizes a telephone survey of parents of children with special health care needs in HUSKY A to assess their access to care and satisfaction with health care services.
An estimated 71,000 children under 18 in the state (8.1%) were uninsured for the entire year in 2002, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Most children did not receive timely office or clinic visits after they had been hospitalized or had emergency room care for asthma during FFY 2001.
In July 2003, legal immigrants will no longer be able to apply for HUSKY unless the state enacts legislation extending eligibility beyond this date.
This report found that half of HUSKY A children who were hospitalized for behavioral health problems did not receive follow-up care within a month of their discharge.
This issue brief finds that the increase in HUSKY A enrollment is due not only to children enrolling for the first time, but to a significant increase in the number of children staying enrolled.
In 2001, more than one in five babies in Connecticut were born to mothers enrolled in HUSKY A at the time of birth. The report includes data on births by town.
Federal funding restrictions have left it up to the state to decide if immigrant children will have access to HUSKY coverage.