Medicaid is the nation's public health insurance program for low-income Americans. The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) covers children and some parents with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but are unable to access or afford private health insurance. Some estimates say as many as 12 million people are eligible for Medicaid and SCHIP but are not enrolled.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on SCHIP and Medicaid, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
The report reviews and suggests policies to improve the economic state of unmarried women.
A compilation of the latest statistics on the health and welfare of U.S. children, including individual fact sheets on each state.
At least $65 billion in vital government services and support remain unclaimed. The authors highlight methods to extend outreach efforts to ensure that low-income families receive the benefits they critically need.
This federal study finds that Medicaid and CHIP enrolled 2.6 million more children in the past year, yet 5 million eligible children remain uninsured.
The analysis finds that 3 in 10 California households lack adequate income, opposed to the 1 in 10 households reported by the federal poverty measure.
The analysis suggests that the Recovery Act provisions are keeping more than 6 million Americans out of poverty and reducing the severity of poverty for 33 million more.
The study suggests that financial burdens are deepening for families with disabled children, with Medicaid and SCHIP expenses varying widely by state.
The report highlights the broad range of emerging trends in local policy efforts to promote child and family well-being.
National poverty and income data based on an alternative measure recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
A comprehensive guide to all federal spending on children.
The analysis finds that all children suffer consequences of being poor, but children ages 6 and under living in the Midwest and rural South are especially vulnerable.
The share of Americans living in poverty jumped to 13.2 percent in 2008 -- up significantly from 12.5 percent the year before, new Census Bureau data reveal. The Urban Insititute offers an array of timely analyses into the circumstances of nearly 40 million poor men, women and children.
A research brief finding that working parents in rural America have less access to family-friendly work policies – including access to paid sick days, health insurance, dental insurance parental leave, flextime and job training – than their urban counterparts.
The new resource section provides a comprehensive analysis of the federal poverty measure.
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