Introduction Until recently, the U.S. has experienced a consistent, annual decline in the number and rate of uninsured children in most states. Beginning in 2016, however, the trend reversed and the nation’s children experienced widespread coverage losses for the first time in many years. The youngest children were not spared from this inversion. As with […]
Having health insurance is important for children to grow and thrive. Latino children are more likely than other children to be uninsured, but efforts to reduce this coverage disparity by expanding affordable coverage options such as Medicaid, CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act paid off – the rate of uninsured Latino children decreased to historic […]
In this blog series, CCF Executive Director and Research Professor Joan Alker previews her ninth annual report on children’s health coverage and examines the alarming increase in the number of uninsured children after years of bipartisan success in reducing the child uninsured rate. Research Professor Tricia Brooks — a policy expert and former state CHIP […]
Introduction In 2017 there were approximately 774,000 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children under age 19, comprising about 1 percent of the 78.1 million children nationwide. AI/AN children are disproportionately poor, experience major health disparities, and are more than twice as likely to be uninsured as U.S. children overall. It goes without saying that […]
Editor’s Note, 1/27/2020: The new rules were temporarily blocked by the courts, but the Supreme Court overturned the nationwide injunction on January 27, 2020, allowing the new rules to go into effect in all states except Illinois. We will update any further developments. Executive Summary The final “public charge” rule changes immigration law and policy […]
Medicaid/CHIP coverage of children by school district for 2013 to 2017.