Why are more families losing children’s health insurance coverage?

The Inquirer

By: David Rubin

At the start of each new year, I find myself reflecting on how my pediatric practice is changing. Now that I have been practicing for more than 20 years, one of the biggest developments is that some of the children I cared for at the start of my career are now bringing their own children to me. But unlike their parents, who visited my practice often, these families are skipping more visits, and therefore foregoing the same opportunities for me to really get to know them and their children so I can best help them.

Perhaps lost to some in the hectic pace of the news around the holidays was a report by the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, which demonstrated that despite the 10-year reauthorization of CHIP, the number of uninsured children in the U.S. actually increased by 276,000 in 2017, the first up-tick in uninsurance among children in more than 20 years. So, what happened?

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