Weathering the Storm: States Move Forward on Child and Family Health Coverage Despite Tough Economic Climate

This report provides a first look at state activity after the passage of CHIPRA and the availability of increased Medicaid funding in the economic stimulus package. It finds that despite unprecedented fiscal challenges, all but a few states held steady on children’s health coverage, and twenty-three states took steps to move forward. This progress on children’s coverage has important implications as the nation moves forward with health reform.