MEDICAID COVERS A HIGHER PROPORTION OF YOUNGER CHILDREN

Employer-Based Coverage

Age Group

Number

(in millions)

Percent

Ages 0-5

13.7

31.9

Ages 6-12

17.0

39.5

Ages 13-17

12.3

28.7

Total

43.0

100.0

Medicaid Coverage

Age Group

Number

(in millions)

Percent

Ages 0-5

7.2

43.6

Ages 6-12

6.1

36.8

Ages 13-17

3.2

19.6

Total

16.5

100.0

Uninsured

Age group

Number

(in millions)

Percent

Ages 0-5

3.2

33.2

Ages 6-12

3.8

38.4

Ages 13-17

2.8

28.4

Total

9.8

100.0

FIGURE 2.4

Patterns of children's health insurance coverage by age, for employer-based insurance, Medicaid,and children without coverage, United States, 1995. SOURCE: EBRI, 1997, special tabulations. Estimates are based on data from the 1996 Current Population Survey, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.



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