The government plays an important role in providing health coverage for children. Medicaid provides health benefits to low-income families and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) extends Medicaid benefits to children in lower-income families that make too much money to qualify for traditional Medicaid. Approximately one-third of the nation’s 78 million children 18 and under are covered under these two programs.
Peter G. Peterson Foundation Chart Pack:
The PGPF chart pack illustrates that budget-making involves many competing priorities, limited resources, and complex issues. In this set of charts, we aim to frame the financial condition and fiscal outlook of the U.S. government within a broad economic, political, and demographic context.
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