Published Online: October 8, 2004
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"Health Care Coverage" is available online from the Child Trends DataBank.

The percentage of children under age 18 covered by private health insurance declined from 71 percent to 66 percent from 2000 to 2003, a data analysis released last week shows. At the same time, it says, the percentage of children covered by Medicaid and other government-sponsored health-insurance programs increased from 20 percent to 26 percent.

Child Trends, a nonprofit research center in Washington, conducted the analysis.

Vol. 24, Issue 06, Page 13

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