Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Health Care Access

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Parents have a variety of options for health care coverage for their children, including private insurance, Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and a locally administered program called Healthy Kids. It is estimated that over 97% of children in Sacramento County have medical coverage. About one in every three children is covered by a publicly funded program. Nearly five times as many children are without dental coverage as are without medical coverage.

 

Medical and Dental Coverage

health 1a
health 1b

 

Why is this important?

  • Understanding who is uninsured can help improve targeting of outreach efforts.
  • Insurance coverage improves access to preventive health care.

How are we doing?

  • Less than 3% of children under 18 are without medical insurance.
  • Although data is not available for 2009 or 2011, it is expected that many more children continue to be without dental insurance than medical insurance.  

 Type of Medical Coverage

health 1cx
 health 1d

 

Why is this important?

  • Children with access to preventive and ongoing health care are more likely to be healthy and to succeed in school.

How are we doing?

  • The number of uninsured children has increased in the last two years.
  • More than one-third of children under 18 in Sacramento County rely on publicly funded health insurance.
  • The number of children covered through employer based health insurance decreased from 62% in 2009 to 51% in 2011.

 

Data Source: California Health Interview Survey

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:09  
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