Children’s Coverage in Florida: A Closer Look at Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Florida’s uninsured rate for children, while still higher than the national average, is at an all-time low of 6.2 percent. This progress is the result of many years of work through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. However, Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is due to expire on September 30, 2017. […]

Resource: State CHIP Snapshots

The Role of CHIP in Children’s Coverage In 2016 the children’s health insurance coverage rate in the United States dropped to just above 95 percent, an impressive achievement. Key to this success is the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage to children who do not qualify for Medicaid but whose families cannot otherwise afford […]

Coverage Trends for American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families

Uninsured rates for children in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families have dropped quickly in the past eight years, but they still remain high and will likely rise if substantial cuts are made to the Medicaid program, according to the report, Coverage Trends for American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families. The report found: 54 percent of […]

How Medicaid and CHIP Shield Children from the Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

Nearly a quarter of U.S. children use at least one prescription drug a month, most commonly treating such conditions as asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and infections. Medicaid guarantees that enrolled children who need drugs receive them without any financial barriers, while some in the Children’s Health Insurance Program have a modest copayment. This report, the third in a […]