Keeping Children and Families Healthy and Insured Through HUSKY

Back • Publication Date: February 28th, 2007

Authors: Sharon Langer, J.D., M.Ed. and Michael Sullivan

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HUSKY has helped to reduce the number of uninsured families in the state, and preventive care through HUSKY reduces costs for the entire health care system. To encourage enrollment in HUSKY and further reduce the number of uninsured families with children, this brief suggests, among other measures, restoring continuous eligibility (which enables children to keep HUSKY coverage for one year, regardless of modest fluctuations in family income); maximizing the use of available federal dollars by reducing premium costs and expanding the benefit package; and supporting federal efforts to make coverage more accessible and affordable.