Addressing Barriers to Health Insurance Coverage Among Children: New Estimates for the Nation, California, New York, and Texas

Maximizing health insurance coverage for children under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require addressing the complex scenarios that prevent some children from obtaining or retaining coverage. These scenarios include situations where children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP but their parents are not, as well as those where children are living without at least one of their parents. This brief provides national estimates of the number of children in these complex coverage scenarios as well as state-level estimates for California, New York, and Texas.

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