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Moves to expand coverage may aid families, report says
Modern Healthcare

In a report examining whether new insurance options for parents could benefit their children (PDF), the Government Accountability Office found that children are more likely to be insured if their parents are covered.

Analyzing results from the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the GAO found that 84% of the children in its analysis had the same insurance status as their parents, while 16% of children did not, and the association remained regardless of variation in factors such as age and family income.