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A System for Publicly Financed Care of CSHCN in California attempts to present a coherent plan for a system for California’s Children with Special Health Care Needs while identifying the key issues and decisions that might arise as the system is developed. Some of the items represent current approaches, while others suggest alternative ones. Some are more easily implemented than others. Disagreement with the content of the document is anticipated and encouraged, as its purpose is to foster productive discussion. The paper outlines principles and goals, and discusses issues related to system structure, administration, providers, benefits and services, quality assurance and incentives.

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This policy brief by the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health looks at what happens when low-income youth and young adults with chronic conditions and disabilities age out of the Title V Program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and provides policy recommendations.

This policy brief by the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health investigates the changes that result when low-income youth and young adults with disabilities lose their childhood eligibility status under SSI following the age 18 redetermination process and provides policy recommendations.