Joan Alker Discusses Children’s Health Insurance

The number of uninsured children in the U.S. has risen significantly in the past few years. In this episode for the Catholic Health USA podcast, Joan Alker from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and Dr. Heidi Sallee from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital discuss the reasons for this trend, the policy implications, and what can be done to help increase coverage for kids.

Resources:

Children Are Losing Health Insurance

Children’s Uninsured Rate Rises by Largest Annual Jump in More Than a Decade

Latino Children’s Coverage

New CCF-Commonwealth Fund Report Highlights Long-Term Benefits of Medicaid Coverage for Pregnant Women and Children

Oyinade Koyi is a Communications Manager at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families.

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