More Families Turning to Public Plans for Children’s Health Care

A growing number of American families are using public health insurance to provide coverage for their children, a new study finds. The trend, which is being driven by job losses, changes in coverage within private plans and expanded access to public plans is particularly strong in rural and inner-city areas, according to the University of New Hampshire researchers. “When people become unemployed, not only do they lose their employment-based private insurance but, with the loss of income, families may become newly eligible for public plans,” the researchers noted. “In addition, the generally poor economy and expanded eligibility for public plans may also play less direct roles in the shifting rates of health insurance among children,” they said.

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