Trends and Disparities in Children's Health Insurance: New Data and the Implications for State Policy (Webinar)
Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Central
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) and State
Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) hosted an online discussion to
share new data showing a recent uptick in the rate of uninsured
children and highlight promising state-level policies that could help.
The interactive webinar featured experts Lynn Blewett, PhD, and
Elizabeth Lukanen, MPH, from SHADAC and Heather Howard, JD,
from SHVS, and offered state-based policymakers a forum to learn
from and share insight with each other.
With key findings from a new SHADAC report–including state-
specific data broken down by race, income, and coverage
type–the conversation covered implications for policymakers, novel approaches states have put in place to ensure more children have access to care, and more. Louisiana State Medicaid Director Jen Steele and Alisha Simon, Supervisor of the Health Economics Program at MN Department of Health, also spoke about their state's experiences during this portion of the webinar.
SHADAC and SHVS answered questions from attendees after the presentation.
Access the full report, along with two-page state profiles that include statistical comparisons of state-level coverage changes from 2016 to 2017 and disparities in uninsurance compared with the U.S. in 2017.