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Colorado’s public health insurance more affordable, better coverage for kids than marketplace plans


Summit Daily

Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange marketplaces have fewer child-specific benefits and dramatically higher out-of-pocket costs than the Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage, according to a new report.

Jointly funded by the federal government and states, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to nearly eight million children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid but who can’t afford private coverage. The program’s funding is set to expire Oct. 1, 2015.

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