Research Report Medicaid and CHIP for Children: Trends in Coverage, Affordability, and Provider Access
Emily M. Johnston, Jason Gates, Genevieve M. Kenney
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Between 2008 and 2015, children’s Medicaid/CHIP enrollment increased by almost a third, the children’s uninsured rate fell by nearly half, and adult Medicaid enrollment expanded significantly. Over that period, financial access, provider access, and receipt of routine care improved among children covered by Medicaid/CHIP. Congress is now considering cuts to federal funding for Medicaid and CHIP that could jeopardize these gains in coverage and access for children. If the cuts are approved, fewer children may be covered by Medicaid/CHIP, and those who are covered may see their care deteriorate.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State Children's Health Insurance Program Maternal, child, and reproductive health
Policy Centers Health Policy Center