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ERIC Number: ED509836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Preserving LaCHIP: Maintaining the Gains for Louisiana's Children
Buratto, Nancy
Agenda for Children
The lack of affordable, quality health care coverage is a major issue in America today and the state of Louisiana continues to have one of the highest rates of uninsured citizens in the nation. The plight of the uninsured is nationally significant and finding solutions challenges all levels of government. One successful solution in recent years has been the expansion of health coverage for children through the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Over half of the children in Louisiana under age 19 are currently enrolled in publicly funded health coverage through either Medicaid or the Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program, known as LaCHIP. The importance of preserving these programs and enrollment of eligible children in these programs cannot be underestimated. Health coverage for children is an important link to education and therefore a link to alleviating poverty. It is a profoundly vital safety net to Louisiana's low and moderate income working families.
Agenda for Children. 1720 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tel: 800-486-1712; Tel: 504-586-8509; Fax: 504-586-8522; e-mail: information@agendaforchildren.org; Web site: http://www.agendaforchildren.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agenda for Children
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana