Questions and Answers About Uninsured Children

Brief Analyses | Health

No. 225
Friday, March 14, 1997
by the NCPA

America has nearly 10 million children without health insurance, and many in the policy community propose a broad new entitlement program to insure them. But few have asked the important questions we must answer in order to design an effective policy response. For example, how many uninsured children are there? What are their demographics? How long do they remain uninsured? And is a new health insurance program the most cost-effective way to assure they get health care?

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