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A Race to the Top: Illinois’s All Kids Initiative

A Race to the Top: Illinois’s All Kids Initiative

In the summer of 2006, Illinois launched All Kids, the nation’s first universal coverage program for children. Several states have observed Illinois’ experience and are proceeding with their own coverage initiatives. This case study of Illinois' All Kids initiative describes the key features of the program, examines state decisions on program design and highlights some early program experiences.

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