Brief A First Look at Children's Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA in 2014
Genevieve M. Kenney, Joan Alker, Nathaniel Anderson, Stacey McMorrow, Sharon K. Long, Doug Wissoker, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Lisa Dubay, Michael Karpman, Tricia Brooks
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Beginning in June 2013, the Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS), which was designed to provide early feedback on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been tracking changes in health insurance coverage and other outcomes for children under the ACA. In contrast to adults, uninsured rates for children had been declining in the decade before the ACA's passage, largely because of the expansion of public coverage (Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program) which is substantially generous and draws high participation among children. Estimates derived from HRMS children's supplement suggest that uninsured rates for children had not changed by June 2014 from their pre-ACA levels, though there are reasons to expect that children's coverage will grow in future years.

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Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State Children's Health Insurance Program
Policy Centers Health Policy Center