Brief Children's Insurance Coverage and Service Use Improve
Genevieve M. Kenney, Jennifer M. Haley, Alexandra Tebay
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Data from the third round of the National Survey of America's Families show that between 1999 and 2002, the number of uninsured children under age 19 fell from 9.6 to 7.8 million. The uninsurance rate among low-income children declined by nearly six percentage points. Regardless of family income, uninsurance rates among black and Hispanic children declined by more than four percentage points each. Receipt of well-child care, office visits, and dental care by low-income children increased by 3.5 percentage points, 4.5 percentage points, and 2.1 percentage points respectively. More than 4 million uninsured children appear eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP.
Research Areas Health and health care Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Racial and ethnic disparities Private insurance State Children's Health Insurance Program Children's health and development Health insurance Racial inequities in health