Number of Uninsured Children in Pennsylvania Remains Steady
According to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, Pennsylvania’s rate of uninsured children has remained steady for the past three years. About 125,000 or 4.4 percent of Pennsylvania children 18 and younger were uninsured in 2017.
Nationwide, the number of uninsured children increased by about 276,000 children last year, the first significant increase in a decade. Recently released data shows an estimated 276,000 more children were uninsured in 2017 than in 2016. No state (except for the District of Columbia) experienced a significant decline in the number of uninsured children in 2017.
This is the first time since comparable data was first collected in 2008, the nation’s steady progress in reducing the number of children without health insurance reversed course. To learn more and read the full report click here.