This paper addresses changes needed to improve the ability of Marketplace coverage to meet children’s needs. As the paper notes, relatively few children (approximately one million) receive their coverage through the Marketplace; most in public coverage are served through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. As a new source of coverage, and one that may grow over time, it is important for policymakers to consider ways to improve Marketplace coverage for children.
This is the first paper in a series entitled The Future of Children’s Health Coverage. For more about the series, read Joan’s blog.