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Many Children Remain Uninsured and Not Eligible for Medi-Cal and Healthy Families

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Publication Date: December 2004

Publisher(s): UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Author(s): Mona Jhawar; Carolyn A. Mendez-Luck; Hongjian Yu; Ying Ying Meng

Funder(s): California Endowment

Funder(s): California Endowment

Topic: Health (Health services for children)
Health (Health services for low income people)

Keywords: uninsured; children; Medi-Cal

Type: Brief

Coverage: California

Abstract:

This policy brief highlights regional variations of rates among California children ages 0-5 and ages 6-17 from limited income families (below 300% FPL) who were uninsured and not eligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy families in 2001. This Web-only publication is relevant to policy makers and children health advocates who work on health access and children’s issues at the local level. These data are particularly pertinent as public-private partnerships have emerged across California to provide health care coverage for this vulnerable population. Rates of uninsured-and-not eligible children were estimated using the 2001 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001).