Trimmel Gomes, Florida News Service
As a program to improve health-insurance access for children celebrates its silver anniversary, there are calls to ensure it remains strong for the future.
Friday is the 25th anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program, created by Congress to cover millions of young people who might not otherwise have health care coverage.
Alison Yager, executive director of the Florida Health Justice Project, said program dollars to extend Medicaid eligibility have made significant reductions in the uninsured. For instance, in 2008 the uninsured child rate was 17.3%, and...