CSHCN were considered to have met the outcome goal for health insurance if they were consistently insured for the past year, and if that insurance met all the standards for adequacy. This outcome was achieved for 60.6 percent of CSHCN.

Among racial/ethnic groups, non-Hispanic White CSHCN were the most likely to meet this standard (62.9 percent), and Hispanic CSHCN were the least likely (53.7 percent). Among Hispanics, 56.4 percent of those who primarily speak English at home achieved this outcome, compared to 49.2 percent of those who spoke Spanish at home.

Children whose conditions have a greater impact on their daily lives are also less likely to achieve this outcome. Of CSHCN whose conditions consistently affect their activities, 52.0 percent were adequately insured for the full year, compared to 70.0 percent of those whose conditions never affect their activities. Finally, the higher a child’s family income, the greater the likelihood that they will achieve this outcome. Of children with family incomes below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), 57.8 percent met the standard, compared to 67.0 percent of those with family incomes of 400 percent of the FPL or more.

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