Brief Health Insurance Coverage of Children in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families
Randolph Capps, Genevieve M. Kenney, Michael E. Fix
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Data from the 2002 National Survey of America's Families shows that insurance coverage increased 7 percentage points for children in mixed-status families between 1999 and 2002. In 2002, 22 percent of children in mixed-status families lacked health insurance compared with 12 percent of children with citizen parents. Medicaid and SCHIP coverage increased 12 percentage points for children in mixed-status families.

Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Immigrant communities demographics and trends Children's health and development Mixed-status immigrant families