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Working Families Need Access to Medicaid and SCHIP

September 2007, Heather Boushey

One-in-five U.S. jobs does not provide health insurance, a pension, or wages high enough to support a family (Schmitt forthcoming 2008). While higher-paid workers are typically offered employment-based benefits, low-wage workers are not. These workers and their families need access to work supports, such as health insurance and child care assistance, to bridge the gaps between their earnings and needs.

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