Many Parents With Job-Based Coverage Still Turn To Medicaid, CHIP To Insure Kids

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

Lower income parents who have health insurance through their employers are increasingly likely to forgo family coverage and enroll their kids in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) instead, a new study found. Working families’ growing reliance on these programs is something lawmakers should keep in mind when they consider whether to renew financing for the CHIP program in 2017, the study’s lead author said. Continue reading article here…

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