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Estimated Cost of a Child Health Program in California

To provide an independent source of information about the cost of covering uninsured children in California, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation commissioned an analysis by the Actuarial ResearchCorporation (ARC), which provides actuarial assistanceto a variety of public and private clients. ARC's analysis suggests that expanding California's Medicaid program (which is called Medi-Cal) would be substantially less expensive than developing a new private insurance program as proposed.