Medicaid: Demographics of Nonenrolled Children Suggest State Outreach Strategies

HEHS-98-93 Published: Mar 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on children who are eligible for Medicaid but are not enrolled, focusing on: (1) the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of children who qualify for Medicaid, and identifying groups in which uninsured children are concentrated and to whom outreach efforts might be expected; (2) the reasons these children are not enrolled in Medicaid; and (3) strategies that states and communities are using to increase employment.

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