U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Children Lacking Adequate Health Insurance,* by Individual Adequacy Criteria, 2007

Percent of children:

  • Total without Adequate Insurance 23.5
  • Out-of-Pocket Costs Are Not Usually/Always Reasonable**  18.3
  • Insurance Doesn’t Usually/Always Provide Necessary Benefits or Services 7.2
  • Insurance Doesn’t Usually/Always Allow Child to See Necessary Providers 5.1

*Insurance was considered adequate if parents reported that it “usually” or “always” met each of the three criteria.

**Among those who reported having out-of-pocket expenses.

Source I.8: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health

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