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.
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, […]
Executive Summary There is no debate over the fact that children are losing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage. Overall, more than 828,000, or 2.2 percent, fewer children were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, combined, at the end of 2018 than the previous year. A drop in child enrollment is unusual; between 2000 […]