Who and Where Are the Children Yet to Enroll in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program?

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Who and Where Are the Children Yet to Enroll in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program?

Abstract

This paper provides national and state level estimates of Medicaid/CHIP participation rates and of the number of uninsured children who are eligible for the program based on 2008 data from the American Community Survey. The results point to a national Medicaid/CHIP participation rate of about 82 percent, with varying participation rates across states and amongst groups of children. As of 2008, an estimated 4.7 million uninsured children were eligible for Medicaid/CHIP but not enrolled, of whom about 60 percent were concentrated in 10 states.

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