Supporting Advocacy to Achieve Universal Children’s Health Coverage: Final Report on the KidsWell Campaign

from Health Economics at on October 30, 2016 at 11:09AM

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010, about 6.2 million children were uninsured; of those, nearly 70 percent were already eligible for coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but not enrolled (Kenney et al. 2012). Recognizing the many benefits for children from having health insurance and identifying the ACA as an opportunity to close the children’s coverage gap, in 2011 the Atlantic Philanthropies (Atlantic) created the KidsWell campaign.