Health insurance hits major milestone with US children

Children’s Health Insurance Program

Record number of children covered by health insurance A record number of children in the U.S. received health insurance coverage in 2011, according to research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. Researchers note that these children did not receive their health insurance coverage from private companies. Rather, they received their coverage from public services. The research suggests that this is due to the new government policies that have been introduced into the health care sector that has made coverage more available to a wider range of…

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Recession spurs rate of insured children in the U.S., many more eligible for public plans

More children are receiving health insurance through public programs, according to a study from the University of New Hampshire. The economic recession took an unprecedented toll on society, driving many into the arms of unemployment. Unable to cover their children with health care benefits obtained through their jobs, parents have turned to government-sponsored programs to meet these needs. These private plans are providing much needed care for families struggling with a flagging economy. A team of researchers studied data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Their study reveals that the…

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