KFF: Health Coverage for Low-Income Children
Health Coverage for Low-Income Children
This fact sheet, last updated in March 2000, discusses health insurance status of low-income children and reviews current programs to provide coverage to this population. It outlines characteristics of uninsured low-income children and reviews consequences of their lack of coverage. It then describes the role of both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in serving low-income children and concludes with a discussion of methods to increase enrollment in these programs.