Keeping Kids Covered: Number of Children with Health Coverage Increases During Economic Downturn
This report examines state-level trends in children's health insurance coverage. Download the report.
This report analyzes recent trends in health insurance coverage for children at the state level between 2008 and 2010. The percentage of children with public coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) increased substantially, while rates of private coverage and uninsurance declined. However, we find substantial variation across states.
The report is accompanied by state-level summary tables of key characteristics. These can be downloaded as one file for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, or chosen individually from this drop-down list.