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Public programs look better than insurance via ACA for kids

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Medicaid got by implication a big plug with the results of a National Survey of Children’s Health report.

The study said that children in low-income households with private insurance  obtained through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) received fewer regular checkups and  had higher medical costs than children on public insurance plans — which mostly means Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The report said:

Only 83 percent of children insured through the ACA’s qualified health plans had a preventive medical visit compared to  88 percent of those on Medicaid and 95 percent on CHIP.

Parents of children with private insurance also reported the highest “prevalence of out-of-pocket costs” No surprise there.







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