In 2018, enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program decreased by about 1.6 million enrollees, 744,000 of which were children. There is strong evidence that a driving factor of the decline in enrollment is state policy decisions to engage in punitive annual (or even monthly) eligibility redetermination processes in which large percentages of Medicaid enrollees lose coverage.
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Today, across the United States, children live in poverty at much higher rates than in most other developed countries and are exposed to poor living conditions, limited access to adequate nutrition and health care, child abuse and neglect, community violence, racism and discrimination, and other adverse circumstances that have the potential to affect their healthy development. With more than 17 percent of U.S.