NU Online News Service, Aug. 17, 2004, 2:25 p.m. EDT
Efforts to enroll more U.S. children in public and private health plans might have helped hold down the cost of their medical care.[@@]
When researchers led by Dr. Lisa Simpson, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida, compared the latest available health coverage data with older health coverage data, they found that the proportion of children who were uninsured for an entire year dropped to 7.7% in 1999, from 10.4% in 1996.
The researchers also compared new health expenditure data with older expenditure data.