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SPH survey finds fewer uninsured U.S. kids

Since Congress launched the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in 1997, the number of uninsured children in this country has declined by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC).

The survey finds that 8 million U.S. children are without health insurance, down from 10 million in the late 1980s. The researchers credit SCHIP, which uses a mix of state and federal dollars to provide coverage for children in families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance.

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