Children’s Health Coverage Resources


Issue Module

This new module presents data and policy resources on trends in children’s coverage and the importance of health insurance for children. The issue module includes references on how public programs like Medicaid and SCHIP cover kids, the impact of these programs over the past decade, and challenges with outreach, enrollment and financing. Key organizations that conduct research and make policy recommendations on reauthorization are provided.



In this companion tutorial, Robin Rudowitz, M.P.A., principal policy analyst, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, discusses children's health coverage, focusing on the role of Medicaid and SCHIP in covering low-income children. Rudowitz also addresses financing issues facing SCHIP and the key issues for policymakers debating the program’s reauthorization.