ERIC Number: ED464994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Health Care Coverage among Child Support-Eligible Children.
Aron, Laudan Y.
Using data from the National Survey of America's Families (a nationally representative survey of the economic, social, and health characteristics of children, adults, and their families), this paper discusses health care coverage among child support eligible children. It begins with a detailed profile of child support eligible children living with their mothers, including their demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and their child support and health insurance characteristics. In addition to current health insurance status, it examines what types of health insurance coverage children have had over the prior year and how their health insurance status varies by child support award and receipt status and the mother's employment characteristics. The paper then examines what share of these children might have access to employer-sponsored health insurance through their mothers' employers whether or not they actually have this type of coverage. Finally, it asks what share is eligible for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, how much these programs can reduce the number of child support eligible children who are uninsured, and what opportunities and barriers are encountered by state officials in coordinating efforts to secure appropriate health insurance for children. (Contains 7 figures, 10 tables, and 30 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Support, Children, Employed Parents, Health Insurance, Mothers, Socioeconomic Status
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program