Public Health Insurance Covers Nearly Half of All Low-Income Children

Brief

Public Health Insurance Covers Nearly Half of All Low-Income Children

September 11, 2003

Abstract

In 2002, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provided health insurance coverage for 47.6 percent of all low-income children (children living in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty line).

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