January 2019

HUSKY Health for Children and Families in Connecticut

Karen Siegel, MPH

This series of fact sheets explains how Connecticut’s HUSKY Health programs benefit a wide range of the state’s residents. Connecticut’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) programs are known as HUSKY Health. Both Medicaid and CHIP are public health insurance programs funded jointly by the state and federal governments.

The fact sheets topics include:

  • Overview. Who is eligible, and how HUSKY benefits families and improves health equity.
  • Medicaid and Education. The impact on school districts, early education, developmental and behavioral health, and school-based health centers.
  • Medicaid Supports Work and the State Economy. How HUSKY helps working families, reduces the uninsured and boosts the economy.
  • Medicaid and the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System. Supports for the state’s most vulnerable children and youth.
  • Sources. Links to related resources for additional information.
Issue Area:
Health