While historic progress has been made in lowering the number of uninsured children in the United States, the number of uninsured parents – almost 12 million in 2010—has soared as fewer employers offered their workers health insurance and strict eligibility limits were in place for adults in need of Medicaid coverage. The Affordable Care Act offered states the opportunity to provide cost-effective Medicaid coverage to more uninsured adults, including nearly 5 million parents.
Roughly half the states have not yet accepted the federal funding to cover more of their residents. When parents are healthy and insured, their families are more financially secure and their children and more likely to have their health needs met.
- Health Coverage for Parents and Caregivers Helps Children
- Medicaid: How Does It Provide Economic Security for Families?
- Healthy Parents and Caregivers are Essential to Children’s Healthy Development
- Putting out the Welcome Mat for Parents by Extending Medicaid Helps Children
- Medicaid Coverage for Parents under the Affordable Care Act
- Medicaid Coverage for Parents under the Affordable Care Act – State Fact Sheets
- How the AHCA Yanks Welcome Mat Out From Under Children Eligible for Medicaid and CHIP
- New Report Finds When Parents Were Cut from MaineCare, Kids Lost Coverage Too
- Extending Medicaid: Good for Parents, Great for Kids! Here’s Why
- Covering Parents is Good For Kids: Continuous Coverage is even Better
- Covering Parents is Good for Kids: How Accepting the Medicaid Option Can Help Pennsylvania Kids
- Covering Parents is Good for Kids: How Expanding Medicaid Helps Low-Income Adults
- Covering Parents is Good for Kids: How Can Kids Be All Right if Parents Don’t Have Health Care?
- Covering Parents is Good for Kids: Healthy Adults Better Equipped to Help At-Risk Children
- Covering Parents is Good For Kids: New Report Looks at Medicaid/CHIP Participation Rates
- Covering Parents is Good for Kids: Treating Depressed Mothers Can Help Children’s Development
- Covering Parents: A Solution Child Advocates Can Get Behind
- Covering Parents is Good For Kids: 4.9 Million Uninsured Stand to Gain Coverage
- For the Coverage of a Child – Coverage for Parents