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Georgetown University 50-State Report Finds More Children Have Health Coverage - Attributes Gains to Successful Federal State Partnership Programs Medicaid and CHIP
Date:11/19/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 19, 2013

A new Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) report found that the uninsured rate for children continues to decline, while most Americans think the rate is increasing. A national survey by PerryUndem Research and Communications commissioned by the research center found that most Americans believe the last five years have negatively affected children. Specifically, majorities of survey respondents believe the number of children who are uninsured and living in poverty has increased during this time period.

“It’s understandable given the slow economic recovery that people would assume that more children are becoming uninsured,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University CCF. “But Americans are largely unaware that behind the scenes, Medicaid and CHIP are working to reduce the number of uninsured children.”

Reducing the number of uninsured children is important to Americans. The survey found nine in ten Americans want all children in their state to have health coverage.

The Georgetown University report found that in 2012, 92.8 percent of children had coverage as compared to the 99 percent coverage rate for seniors. Children fare much better than the 79.4 percent coverage rate for adults ages 18 to 64, though the report points out that adult and children’s coverage rates will improve with full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

“Medicaid and CHIP are examples of federal-state partnership programs that work,” said Alker. “Together they have successfully driven down the uninsured rate for children to historic lows and are a testament to what states can accomplish when they lean in and work with the federal government to meet the needs of their families.”

While coverage in the country overall has continued to improve, Georgetown University’s state-by-state analysis found that coverage rates for children are lagging behind in the South and West. An estimated 45.5 percent of uninsured children live in the South, 29.4 percent in the West, 15.6 percent in the Midwest and 9.4 percent in the Northeast.

“The lag in these regions shows us that while we have made tremendous progress overall, our work is not done,” said Alker. “It’s important for national and state leaders to continue their commitment to covering kids. Investing in our children’s health today helps create a strong workforce for tomorrow.”

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The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center. The full report is available at http://ccf.georgetown.edu/.

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