20 May 2008

Uninsured Children Update

Dear Colleagues,

We’d like to share with you a recent fact sheet produced by the Center for Urban Child Policy at The Urban Child Institute. This fact sheet estimates the population from 0 to 8 (and 0 to 3) in Memphis and Shelby County that is eligible for TennCare, but remains uninsured.

Among the key findings:

  • There are currently 259,476 children between 0 and 8 on TennCare in the state of Tennessee
  • Approximately 45,000 of these children reside in Shelby County (32,000 within the City of Memphis).
  • By a conservative estimate, 21,465 children in the state between 0 and 8 qualify for TennCare but currently lack insurance coverage of any kind.
  • 3,700 of these uninsured children reside in Shelby County with 1,120 in the City of Memphis
  • 1,550 children 0-3 in Shelby County qualify for TennCare but are uninsured.

The Center for Urban Child Policy conducts public policy analysis and outreach as part of The Urban Child Institute in Memphis, Tennessee. The Center is committed to building public will and a sustained political voice for children in order to improve the well-being of all children and their families.

We welcome your questions and comments.

Sincerely,

Frances Wright
Doug Imig

1 comment:

Doug said...

3,700 children 0-8 in Shelby County (2,600 within the City of Memphis) qualify for TennCare but are uninsured.