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Turning to Medicaid and SCHIP in an Economic Recession: Conversations with Recent Applicants and Enrollees

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Economics (Economic conditions)
Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: Medicaid; SCHIP; recession

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This issue brief illuminates the emotional and pocketbook struggles of families who have suffered financial reversals and lost health coverage in the economic recession forcing many to juggle bills, skip prescription medications and postpone visits to the doctor while they scramble to find a new job.