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Drawing on data from the U.S. National Survey of Children’s Health, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), compared experiences of children with private and public health insurance and found that those with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”) coverage were more likely to receive preventative medical and dental services as well as less likely to incur out-of-pocket costs. This study found that caregivers’ experience with Medicaid coverage was at least as positive, and sometimes more positive, than their experience with private insurance.