Many children still falling off Medicaid

November 2010
State Health Watch;Nov2010, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p9
The article discusses the statistics that there are 2 million eligible uninsured children in 2008 in the US. as reported from the Harvard School of Public Health. It notes that retention is a major issue as a percentage of these children were actually enrolled in Medicaid but were not able to sustain it, although drop out rate has improved in 2008 compared to 2006. It emphasizes that improvements are possible such that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sets a goal to target 5 million eligible children to enroll.


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