Research Report Access to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance among Low-Income Families
Who Has Access and Who Doesn't?
Lisa Clemans-Cope, Genevieve M. Kenney, Matthew Pantell, Cynthia Perry
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Lack of health insurance can affect the health and productivity of workers as well as the health of workers families, especially for low-income families, who are more likely to have members in poor health. We show that about half of children in low-income families do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance (ESI). Among the families without access to ESI, public insurance fills some gaps among children, but parents remain uninsured at high rates. For these families, children are twice as likelyand parents are nearly three times as likelyto be uninsured compared to families with an ESI offer.
Research Areas Health and health care Wealth and financial well-being
Tags Workplace and industry studies Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Private insurance State Children's Health Insurance Program Wages and nonwage compensation