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Parental Health Insurance Coverage as Child Health Policy: Evidence from the Literature

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Parental Coverage Literature ReviewThe report illustrates that the enrollment of parents in public insurance programs, such as the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), results in greater participation by their children, as well as improvements in the continuity of the child’s health coverage. The report further notes that parental coverage appears to be associated with a more effective use of the child’s healthcare coverage.

The report analyzes research published since 2000 that explores the relationship between public health insurance coverage of parents and the rate and effectiveness of coverage among children.

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