Despite Economic Challenges, Progress Continues: Children’s Health Insurance Coverage in the United States from 2008-2010

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Researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that most states have managed to reduce the number of children going without health insurance despite tough economic times underpinned by a strong federal commitment to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The researchers found that 34 states experienced a decrease in their uninsured rate for children from 2008 and seven states saw an increase.

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Date: Dec 2011
Author: Tara Mancini, Martha Heberlein and Joan Alker