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Smart Talk: State of children in Pa.

In Pennsylvania, investigations show there are more cases of child neglect than of abuse; almost 25,000 kids are in foster care and about a third are hard-to-place older teenagers; 128,000 children aren’t covered by health insurance, and most of them live in rural areas.

Report: Larger segment of Pennsylvania kids going without health insurance

After holding steady in 2018, the proportion of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance inched up last year — and could grow again as families negotiate fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a nonprofit health advocacy group.