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Uninsured Rate for Children Declines

The number of uninsured children who are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) fell ten percent between 2008 and 2010 despite the struggling national economy.

As a result, only 4.4 million such children were uninsured in 2010.

A significant number of the children covered by Medicaid and CHIP are served by the nation’s private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals.

Observers credit the increased enrollment to stronger outreach efforts and streamlined Medicaid and CHIP enrollment practices facilitated by passage of the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.

Learn more about the decline in the number of uninsured children and how this has come about in this Healthcare Finance News articleiStock_000006556811XSmall.

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