Snapshot of Children with Medicaid by Race and Ethnicity


Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are primary sources of health coverage for low-income children, especially for children of color because they are more likely to be economically disadvantaged. As such, these sources of health insurance offer an opportunity to assess and address existing health disparities. In this analysis, we use the U.S. Office of Management Budget (OMB) standards for reporting race separate from ethnicity. People of any race may be of any ethnic origin and vice versa.

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