Opening Doorways to Health Care for Children: 10 Steps to Ensure Eligible but Uninsured Children Get Health Insurance
Despite the success of Medicaid and SCHIP in reducing the number of uninsured low-income children by one-third in the last decade, over eight million children remain uninsured. Seventy percent of these uninsured children are eligible for public health coverage. This report by the Children's Partnership lays out a plan for creating a series of enrollment doorways that make enrollment and renewal of children both routine and timely — as close to automatic as possible. The recommendations require a combination of both state and federal action..