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Health Coverage for Latino Children:  Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Health Coverage for Latino Children: Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

An overview of Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and health care coverage for Latino Children. This issue brief was released at a briefing for Hispanic and Latino Media in Los Angeles, CA on June 24, 1999. The briefing is part of a series, Latino Voices for Latino Health: Three Cities, One Vision that is jointly coordinated by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Latino Issues Forum. Other partners in the project include the nation’s leading Spanish-language media organizations. The project focuses on three health topics that have been identified as priorities for the Latino Community: Medicare; Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP); and, HIV/AIDS. This Issue Update is also available in Spanish


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