In this fact sheet, author Michael Staley reports that rates of private health insurance coverage for children increased between 2013 and 2014 for the first time since 2008, the first year in which the American Community Survey collected data on health insurance. Between 2008 and 2014 (the most recent data), rates of children’s coverage grew nearly 4 percentage points; to 94 percent. Growth in public insurance, such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), was largely responsible for these gains (up 10.8 percentage points since 2008), while rates of private insurance coverage fell concurrently (down 5.6 percentage points).
National Fact Sheet No. 33
Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Staley, Michael J., "After Years of Decline, Private Health Insurance Rates Among Children Grew in 2014" (2016). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 265.
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