• Description

New Hampshire has been successful in achieving one of the lowest uninsurance rates for children in the country -- 6 percent in 2005 (US Census). The extent to which New Hampshire Healthy Kids has contributed to New Hampshire's success in achieving this low rate is the focus of this brief. The social and economic environment in New Hampshire is conducive to health insurance coverage for children in several important respects. There is consensus among the general public that children should be covered, the state has a very high rate of employer-sponsored insurance, and the combined Healthy Kids programs provide a key safety net for low and moderate income families and children.