Familiarity with Medicaid and SCHIP Programs Grows and Interest in Enrolling Children Is High

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Familiarity with Medicaid and SCHIP Programs Grows and Interest in Enrolling Children Is High

Data from the third round of the National Survey of America's Families show that between 1999 and 2002, the share of low-income uninsured children whose parents had heard of their state's separate SCHIP program increased from 47.2 to 70.6 percent. Among families familiar with Medicaid or SCHIP, 81.7 percent of low-income uninsured children had parents who said they would enroll their child if told the child was eligible.

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