Making Real Gains for Children: Strategies for Reaching the More Than Six Million Uninsured Children Eligible for Medicaid and SCHIP

SCHIP reauthorization in 2007 provides an opportunity for Congress to adopt policies that help assure that children can gain the coverage they need and for which they already qualify. To make progress, the cost concerns of states must be addressed and new tools for identifying and enrolling eligible uninsured children must be implemented. This issue brief describes the barriers to covering additional uninsured but eligible children, as well as the options for addressing them.