Analysis of Children's Health Insurance Patterns: Findings from the SIPP. B. Duration of Uninsurance

05/12/1999

The length of time that children spend without health insurance coverage is exceedingly important to policymakers. Brief spells of uninsurance carry very different policy implications than long spells. While transitional spells of even one month in duration carry risks to the temporarily uninsured, the policy responses that they invite are clearly different than those demanded to address chronic lack of insurance. The advent of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) gives heightened importance to the duration of uninsurance as a policy variable. Federal law allows states considerable freedom in determining how much of the uninsured population to cover and how to define eligibility. A number of states are specifying minimum periods of uninsurance before a child can qualify for the new coverage.

How long do spells of uninsurance last? Here we present findings with respect to the duration of spells without insurance. We contrast two different ways of identifying spells: new spells that began within a particular 12-month period and active spells that were in progress at the end of that period. In addition to looking at spells of uninsurance, we examine spells in which the uninsured were eligible for Medicaid and, theoretically, could have availed themselves of such coverage.

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