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Rising Unemployment, Medicaid and the Uninsured

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care financing)
Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Medicaid; Uninsured; SCHIP

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This policy brief and accompanying snapshot examines the relationship between increases in the unemployment rate and changes in the number of people covered by employer-sponsored health insurance, Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and non-group insurance policies, as well as the financial implications for government budgets.