Brief The Composition of Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: A Summary
Christine Coyer, Genevieve M. Kenney
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In 2010, Medicaid and CHIP covered over a third of all children in the U.S., over a fifth of white children, and more than half of all Hispanic and black children. Full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will lead to increased coverage for these children. This fact sheet summarizes analysis which reveals racial and ethnic variation in residential patterns and health status for children in these programs. Children covered by Medicaid and CHIP in these three groups live in different areas of the country, which can lead to variations in future changes to childrens access to care due to state differences in ACA implementation.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Racial and ethnic disparities Children's health and development Medicare Families with low incomes Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial inequities in health