Most Uninsured Children Are in Families Served by Government Programs

Research Report

Most Uninsured Children Are in Families Served by Government Programs

Abstract

Three-quarters of low-income children and 60 percent of all children without health insurance live in families that participate in the National School Lunch Program, the Food Stamp program, the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and the Unemployment Compensation Program. The research is based on the 1997 National Survey America's Families and includes state-specific information for 13 states.

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