Brief How Will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Affect Children? (updated)
Genevieve M. Kenney, Jennifer Pelletier
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Health reform is expected to have a number of positive effects on the lives of children age 18 and under. Millions of uninsured kids are likely to gain coverage through either Medicaid or the new health insurance exchanges. Expanded coverage for parents will also increase children's coverage and access to care. New requirements on private plans, increased Medicaid reimbursement for primary care, and investments in public health and prevention will also likely have positive effects on children. Updated 7/28/10
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State Children's Health Insurance Program Affordable Care Act