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Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Tax Credit and Publicly Sponsored Children's Insurance Pool

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Publication Date: October 1999

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for children)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Part of the Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project, this paper describes an approach to expanding health insurance coverage for low-income children that combines a tax credit with a publicly-sponsored program. Design and implementation issues are explored-including how to generate high participation among eligible children and the ability to target public dollars to those meeting particular income criteria-and coverage and cost estimates are presented.