Parents of CSHCN were asked what type of insurance their child had at the time of the interview. Overall, approximately 96 percent of CSHCN had some type of insurance at the time of the survey: 52.4 percent had private insurance, which includes insurance provided through an employer or union or obtained directly from an insurance company; 35.9 percent had public coverage, such as Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or military health care (TRICARE, CHAMPUS, or CHAMP-VA); and 8.2 percent were reported to have both private and public insurance. Finally, 3.6 percent of CSHCN were uninsured at the time of the interview.

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