Medicaid and CHIP Provide Health Coverage for Many School-Age Children, Yet Gaps Remain

Introduction Children need health coverage to help them stay healthy and ready to learn in the classroom. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the primary public health coverage sources for children, have worked together in recent decades to bring the rate of uninsured children to historic lows. In 2016, only 4.5 percent of […]

Health insurance is critical for kids to thrive in school

Tuscaloosa News By: Kim Doleatto Being ready for kindergarten doesn’t end at bedtime stories and knowing how to count to ten. Access to health care helps children thrive once they reach school. “More and more we’re finding a link between access to health care coverage and school readiness,” said Elisabeth Burak, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s […]

New Report Shows Public Coverage Increases Insurance Rates Among Vulnerable Children

In a recently released report on children’s coverage trends from State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), analysis shows the number of uninsured children decreased by 2.2 million, or 2.9 percentage points, between 2013 and 2016. Though private and public coverage both increased over the period, children with public coverage experienced larger coverage increases, with […]

State Medicaid and CHIP Snapshots, 2018

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created factsheets underscoring the importance of Medicaid in providing coverage for children in all 51 states (including the District of Columbia). Sources are available here.

Medicaid and CHIP Snapshot Data Sources

Below is a description of sources used for data reported on the State Snapshots provided by Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  All snapshots are available here. Children’s Health Insurance Coverage (2016) Georgetown CCF analysis of single-year estimates of summary data from the 2016 American Community Survey […]