Access in Brief: Children’s Difficulties in Obtaining Medical Care

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June 2016 | Access and Quality

Children with Medicaid or CHIP coverage are as likely to have a usual source of medical care as privately insured children even when controlling for age, race and ethnicity, income level, and special health care needs. However, in general, children with Medicaid or CHIP are more likely than their privately insured counterparts to have problems finding a doctor who accepts their health insurance, making an appointment, and obtaining specialist care.

Publication Type: Issue Briefs

Tags: access, children, children with special health care needs, CHIP, comparisons with other sources of coverage, income, Medicaid, uninsurance