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HHS Urges Children’s Medicaid, CHIP Coverage
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Recently released data from the Census Bureau shows that the number of uninsured children in the U.S. decreased from 8.1 million in 2007 to 7.3 million in 2008—the lowest since 1987. But efforts still need to be used to reach as many as 65% of (about 4.7 million) of those uninsured children who are eligible for coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), said participants at a Department of Health and Human Services briefing on enrolling children in the programs.