1. The Affordable Care Act’s New Tools and Resources to Improve Health and Care for Low-Income Families Across the Country

    The Commonwealth Fund’s recently released Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations finds that people who live in households with below-average incomes are disproportionately at risk for experiencing the shortcomings of the U.S. health care system. With the Affordable Care Act, however, state and local leaders now have...
  2. The Game Plan — How School and Community Youth Sports Programs Can Help Get Eligible Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP

    The Game Plan — How School and Community Youth Sports Programs Can Help Get Eligible Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP provides strategies and outreach materials to help coaches ensure that children get the health coverage they need. The guide is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’...
  3. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Access to Care and Service Use for Children with Coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

    By 2010, Medicaid and CHIP covered 36 percent of all children and over half of all Hispanic and black children. Generally, the Hispanic, black, and white children served by Medicaid and CHIP appear to have high levels of access to care. However, black and Hispanic children with Medicaid/CHIP coverage may...