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, 10/15/19: Several federal courts have issued nationwide injunctions blocking implementation of the proposed changes to the public charge rule. We will update any further developments. Executive Summary The final “public charge” rule changes immigration law and policy in ways that will shift the U.S. immigration system from favoring family unity to favoring wealth […]
Medicaid/CHIP coverage of children by school district for 2013 to 2017.
Introduction Texas vs. United States, the lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety, continues to proceed apace through the federal courts, despite its extraordinarily weak legal reasoning. Most of the attention is rightfully focused on how the case could increase the number of uninsured in the nation by 20 million people, […]