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Fact Sheet
July 2010

How Health Reform Helps Low-Income Children

By strengthening Medicaid and CHIP (the Children's Health Insurance Program), the Affordable Care Act improves existing health insurance for low-income children and extends coverage to the 7.3 million children who are still uninsured.

The law helps low-income children by making the following improvements to Medicaid and CHIP:

  • funding outreach to make sure kids get enrolled
  • extending coverage to kids in families with higher incomes
  • improving health care benefits so that kids can get the care they need

Use this piece to find out more about all the ways the Affordable Care Act will help low-income children.