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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

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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