HHS Urges Children's Medicaid, CHIP Coverage

Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media , September 8, 2010

Among other facts listed in the Health Affairs article are:

  • The vast majority of uninsured children (88.2 %) come from families where at least one parent is working.
  • 71% of uninsured children in the U.S. have family incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($36,620 for a family of three in 2009).
  • Among uninsured children living with a parent, nearly 60% live in two?parent households
  • A majority of uninsured children (88.2%) come from families where at least one parent is working.
  • 71% of uninsured children in the U.S. have family incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (or $36,620 for a family of three in 2009).

Janice Simmons is a senior editor and Washington, DC, correspondent for HealthLeaders Media Online. She can be reached at jsimmons@healthleadersmedia.com.
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