Currently, there is a drastic decline in the number of health insured children in the United States. Sources report that Medicaid is dropping more and more of its clients without hesitation due to unrealistic paperwork deadlines.
The New York Times reports that across the nation, over one million children have been revoked of their health insurance in the past two years. Specifically speaking in terms of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for lower-income families, officials argue that there is simply less need for the coverage as the economy is improving and people are pulling themselves out of the low-income status, but some parents strongly disagree.
With the president’s vision being instilled nationwide, the evidence is there that children are losing their coverage as a way of “fighting fraud and waste- and rising fears of deportation in immigrant communities,” The New York Times reports. What’s strange is that the issues with health coverage are more prominent in only a few states, such as Tennessee and Texas.