Health Care Coverage, Access, and Affordability for Children and Parents: New Estimates from March 2016

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Health Care Coverage, Access, and Affordability for Children and Parents: New Estimates from March 2016

Abstract

  • Between mid-2013 and March 2016, the share of parents and children with health insurance coverage increased 6.0 and 1.5 percentage points, respectively. 
  • Children who had uninsured parents in March 2016 were much more likely to be uninsured than were children with insured parents.
  • The share of parents and children who have had a routine checkup in the past 12 months increased, and fewer parents are having problems affording health care for themselves and their children.
  • Barriers to covering parents who remained uninsured in March 2016 include ineligibility for financial assistance and limited awareness of ACA coverage provisions.
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