The number of uninsured U.S. children in the United States increased 40 percent from 1977 to 1987, according to data gathered in the 1977 and 1987 National Medical Expenditure Surveys. (See accompanying chart.)

The increase of 3.1 million uninsured children can be traced to a decline in private, employer-paid coverage and reduced Medicaid eligibility, according to an analysis of the surveys in "The Future of Children — 1992" conducted by the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

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