Research finds that children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP live healthier lives, are more likely to finish high school and college, and have more prosperous futures. Florida’s uninsured rate for children, while still higher than the national average, is at an all-time low of 6.9%. Despite this progress, the state continues to have one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the south and the fourth largest Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the nation.
With CHIP funding due to expire soon, health coverage for more than 340,000 Florida children is at stake. In continued partnership on health policy research with Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, FPN's Florida Health Funders invite you to join your Florida colleagues for a first in-depth look at Children’s Coverage in Florida: A Closer Look at Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, will present findings from the report, including:
- Updates on the state of CHIP and its pending expiration date of September 30, 2017;
- Results from public coverage eligibility expansions and Affordable Care Act implementation on children’s insurance rates in Florida;
- Potential CHIP funding outcomes and what’s at stake for Florida’s children; and
- A breakdown of policy considerations for CHIP and Medicaid and how they will impact Florida.
The webinar will be moderated by Florida Health Funders Co-chair Johnette Gindling, Executive Director of Space Coast Health Foundation.