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Health Coverage for Low-Income Adults:  Eligibility and Enrollment in Medicaid and State Programs, 2002

Health Coverage for Low-Income Adults: Eligibility and Enrollment in Medicaid and State Programs, 2002

This policy brief provides new information on the number and characteristics of nonelderly adults eligible for Medicaid and other public coverage and on their enrollment. Because low-income adults often work at jobs that do not offer employer-sponsored coverage and individual coverage is prohibitively expensive for them, their uninsured rates are high. Although Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) serve as a major source of health coverage for children, public coverage of low-income adults lags far behind.

Policy Brief (.pdf)