HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Report on health insurance coverage of Iowa children shows gaps

A new report on health insurance coverage of Iowa children indicates that nearly 90,000 children in the state are uninsured at some point in the year. Some programs, however, are available to help families, and more could be done to expand, as well as educate people about, options.

The findings are included in the report "Health Insurance Coverage of Children in Iowa," a collaborative effort by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Child Health Specialty Clinics based at the UI. The report was based on the Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey of summer 2000.

The analysis is the first comprehensive attempt statewide to evaluate the status of health insurance for children, and the report points to several trends that policymakers should consider, said Peter Damiano, D.D.S., one of the report's authors and director of the Health Policy Research Program at the UI Public Policy Center.

"One of the most important things we saw was that nearly one in eight children, or 12 percent, were without health insurance at some point in 2000. Although the data are from 2000, national studies indicate that the number of insured children has not changed since then," said Damiano, who also is a professor in the UI College of Dentistry.

The survey used telephone interviews of randomly selected families in the state. Of 4,590 families contacted, 71 percent, or 3,241, agreed to participate in an interview. Each interview included nearly 125 questions and was conduced by the Center for Social and Behavioral Research at the University of Northern Iowa.

The study found that at the time of the interviews, 6 percent of the families had no insurance for their children. Another 6 percent of the families reported their children were uninsured at some point in the prior 12 months. Combined, these figures indicate 12 percent of Iowa children (approximately 90,000) are uninsured annually.


'"/>

Contact: Becky Soglin
becky-soglin@uiowa.edu
319-335-6660
University of Iowa
16-Dec-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
2. Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency
3. Michelle Trudeau wins 2004 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting
4. Oct. 14 Web cast: Reporters Workshop -- Covering Vaccines & Immunizations
5. Latest Public Policy & Aging Report forecasts possible US labor shortage
6. Report finds inactivated influenza virus vaccines effective in children
7. Microneedles: Report describes progress in new technology for painless drug delivery
8. Report gives NIH-sponsored clinical research a good report card
9. Report 13 in RERF study of mortality of A-bomb survivors extends coverage through 1997
10. Report cites risks associated with over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses
11. Report shows high arsenic in some southeast NH private wells

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2017)... , ... June 24, 2017 , ... The weather is ... time outdoors. Home and business owners should be aware that the summer months provide ... In fact, mechanical locks and keys can be negatively affected from direct exposure to ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Rhode ... of Care Management Alerts and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers ... RIQI’s Care Management Alerts and Dashboards provide near real-time data about patients admitted ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... By scoring 100% for fiscal management and accountability, ... premier online charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, validating ANRF's work as a top charity in ... by Charity Navigator and earns ANRF a spot on their “ 10 Charities Worth ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the diet ... , But how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists in Sweden recommend the use of ... with early symptoms of AMD? A study published recently in Dove Medical ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein ... recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients who want a ... downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, and platelet rich ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/3/2017)... June 3, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results from the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study ... 6 inhibitor, in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improved ... alone in women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal ... who have relapsed or progressed after endocrine therapy ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... Nutriceutical Holdings (NH), parent company of Physician ... KD Pharma Group have decided to join forces through ... Group. KD Pharma Group will become the largest shareholder ... entire company. "We believe we have found ... growing the NH companies by providing us with supply ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... , May 30, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ... Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, ... John Greisch , Hill-Rom,s president and chief executive officer, is ... The live audio webcast can be accessed at http://ir.hill-rom.com/events.cfm ... conclusion of the live event through September 13, 2017. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: