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  • 06.13.17

    Next Steps for CHIP: What is at Stake for Children?

    This article from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the specific benefits from the CHIP program. First, it describes how the CHIP program was formed and what it entails: "The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is an important complement to Medicaid, covering 8.9 million children with family incomes abov...

    This article from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the specific benefits from the CHIP program. First, it describes how the CHIP program was formed and what it entails: "The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is an important complement to Medicaid, covering 8.9 million children with family incomes above Medicaid eligibility limits who often lack access to affordable private coverage."

    It covers 5 benefits and facts about the program:

    1. Expansions of Medicaid and CHIP have helped reduce the children’s uninsured rate to a record low of 5%.

    2. All states have expanded eligibility for children through Medicaid and CHIP above federal minimum levels.

    3. Medicaid and CHIP are major sources of coverage for our nation’s children.

    4. Medicaid and CHIP cover over half of children of color.

    5. Medicaid and CHIP provide children access to needed care.

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  • 09.29.16

    Key Facts About The Uninsured Population

    This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation specifically looks at the uninsured population in the United States. The main questions it answers are: Why do people remain uninsured? The fact sheet states that even under the ACA, high costs are cited as the main reason for not purchasing health insurance Who r...

    This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation specifically looks at the uninsured population in the United States. The main questions it answers are:

    Why do people remain uninsured? The fact sheet states that even under the ACA, high costs are cited as the main reason for not purchasing health insurance

    Who remains uninsured? Most are low-income families; people of color are at a higher risk of being unisnured

    How does the lack of insurance affect access to health care? People without insurance have worse access to care and less access to preventable care.

    What are the finanical implications of lack of coverage? The uninsured often face unaffordable medical bills when they do seek care.

  • 01.31.16

    Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population

    This article breaks down health insurance coverage across the United States by state and type of coverage, if at all. It is through maps like these that we can see the affect that policies and aging populations can have on who gets covered by which type of insurance or not covered. The map below shows the percenta...

    This article breaks down health insurance coverage across the United States by state and type of coverage, if at all.

    It is through maps like these that we can see the affect that policies and aging populations can have on who gets covered by which type of insurance or not covered. The map below shows the percentage of individuals in that state who are uninsured.

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