A First Look at Uninsured Rate for Children Since Major Affordable Care Act Provisions Took Effect

Georgetown University CCF researchers teamed up with researchers at the Urban Institute to take a first look at how the Affordable Care Act is impacting the uninsured rate for children. The high level data indicate that, so far, there has been no detectable change nationally, although children’s uninsured rates remained at historically low levels. The report also found that the majority of uninsured children in March or June 2014 appear to be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP but are not currently enrolled.  Uninsured children are more likely than insured children to have access problems and unmet health care needs.