Definition: Estimated percentage of adults with caregiving responsibilities for children ages 0-17 who had and had not accessed public health insurance before and after early March 2020, by timing of usage and presence of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in the household (e.g., in Wave 1 (Nov. 9 – Dec. 11, 2020), 9.6% of California caregivers living in households with one or more CSHCN had started using public health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic after not using it before the pandemic).
Data Source: Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Dec. 2020). Questionnaire: American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse America & Tufts Medical Center; California oversample: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health & California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (California Dept. of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch & California Dept. of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention).
Footnote: Public health insurance is government- or state-subsidized coverage through the Affordable Care Act, Medi-Cal, etc. Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. These data are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The annotation [!] indicates that the margin of error for the estimate is between 5 and 10 percentage points.