Children’s Health Coverage on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families researchers analyzed health insurance data from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey to get a closer look at children’s coverage trends. On the eve of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act coverage expansions, the authors found important lessons from the success the U.S. has had in covering children. The number of uninsured children continues to decline, and although children are covered at much higher rates than adults (92.8 percent vs. 79.4 percent) they still lag behind seniors (99.0 percent).

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Other versions of the report on uninsured children were published in October 2016October 2015, November 2014, and October 2012.