OIG Studies on Potential Medicaid Savings Through Cost Contributions from Noncustodial Parents
Publication Date: March 2004
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Paula Roberts
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
This memorandum for state child support advocates summarizes recent reports from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on seven states potential for recouping some of their Medicaid costs for children in single-parent families through improved medical support enforcement. In particular, the OIG is interested in the capacity of noncustodial parents who did not provide private health care coverage to their children to contribute toward the cost of their childrens Medicaid coverage. The states for which OIG has released reports are Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.