Eligible but not enrolled: 12 million people--half of them children--could have coverage

July 2008
State Health Watch;Jul2008, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p1
The article reports on reasons why U.S. citizens are not enrolled with public insurance programs despite of their eligibility. Cited reasons by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) are ignorance about the programs, not knowing how to enroll, fear over publicly financed program. According to Nancy Chockley, the primary reason is that parents have low income, and problems associated with the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act.


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