health insurance

Testimony to DC Council on Public Health Insurance

Testimony to DC Council on Public Health Insurance by Rachel Metz, Research and Data Manager, DC Action for Children Because of the impact of historic and current racism, poverty is racialized in DC. According to the most recent Census estimates, the average income for DC’s white households is almost four times that of Black households and three times that of...

Coverage doesn't equal access for children

Nearly half of children in DC are covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance to children from low-income families who do not qualify for Medicaid. This is a good thing, because it means that low-income children have health insurance. But unfortunately, being covered by Medicaid doesn't mean that children have access to treatment when...