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Health coverage is essential to a healthy childhood. Research finds public health coverage is associated with improved health, reduced disability, greater educational attainment, and better financial outcomes when children reach adulthood. State and federal policymakers can do more to help children thrive by improving access to health care and removing barriers to Medicaid and CHIP.

Use the comparison tool below to compare child health care trends and policies across states.

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