New reports from Families USA
October - November, 2008
America's Uninsured Children
Just a year ago, states were working to expand coverage in CHIP to finish the job of covering uninsured children. Since then, the Bush Administration’s opposition to expanding CHIP and the national economic recession have put new pressure on states to deal with increasing demand for coverage, while their budgets are facing shortfalls.
This report presents data generated by the U.S. Census Bureau from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a national survey of health insurance coverage that is performed annually. Families USA contracted with the Census Bureau to provide detailed national and state-level data about health insurance coverage for children between the ages of 0 and 18. (For state-level estimates, a three-year data merge [2005-2007] was used to improve data reliability. A detailed methodology is available upon request.) This report examines these new data and what they mean for the future of children’s health coverage around the country.
State-specific reports will be released October through November, 2008. National report release, November 25. See the Newsroom for press releases.
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