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Many Children in CHIP Receive Little or No Care
Health Leaders Media - Cheryl Clark

 Nearly one-third of children enrolled in the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive no or very little care, while 72% of the program’s spending is concentrated on 10% of children with chronic conditions. This finding in yesterday’s journal Health Affairs suggests that children who get no care may appear healthier than other enrollees, but “they are getting little preventive care, such as well-child visits and dental checkups.