Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Public Administration, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University

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Health insurance policy is an important and timely issue in the United States. According to many reports, the number of individuals who lack any type of health insurance in this country numbers approximately 47 million. This paper will focus on government sponsored health insurance programs in New York City and Westchester County, New York, including a discussion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).