The Last Piece of the Puzzle

By Jocelyn Guyer

The nation has made significant progress in covering children, but nine million children still lack insurance and many more are at risk of not receiving the health care services that they need to develop and grow properly. To address these issues, children will need to be an integral part of the much larger health reform debate now underway. This report provides a blueprint of what children and families need from health reform, including an overview of where the remaining gaps are for children’s coverage, and recommendations on the key challenges that must be addressed in order to complete the puzzle.

This issue brief was released as part of CCF’s Strengthening Medicaid project, which develops fresh ideas to strengthen the Medicaid program and to engage policymakers and stakeholders at the state and federal levels in discussion about how these ideas might be translated into policies.