ACA could reduce number of uninsured children by 40%

11/20/2013 | Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Despite a slow economic recovery, a report released on Wednesday found, almost 93% of children in the U.S. have health insurance, exceeding the coverage rate for 18- to 64-year-olds. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families said that the Affordable Care Act could decrease the ranks of uninsured children by 40%. While people might assume based on the economy that the number of uninsured children was rising, the public is "largely unaware that behind the scenes, Medicaid and [the Children's Health Insurance Program] are working to reduce the number of uninsured children," said Joan Alker, executive director of the center.

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