Seven Steps Toward State Success in Covering Children Continuously

In March 2006, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a small invitational symposium on child health coverage. This brief summarizes key suggestions which emerged during the symposium discussion about lessons learned over the past decade of state efforts to increase rates of child health coverage.

Participants in the symposium reviewed and discussed recent progress and remaining barriers for states in reducing numbers of uninsured children and youth. Participants also generated and discussed ideas about restructuring child health coverage to move closer to a goal of covering all children and youth continuously.



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