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.
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.
The policies outlined in the Five Freedoms for America’s Children, working in conjunction with one another, will have a substantial and positive impact on the well-being of children.
Pa’s uninsured rate increased, 8th highest number of uninsured kids in the nation Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC), the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child prenatally through adulthood, today released the 2020 State of Children’s Health Care Report. “No child should be without health insurance […]
Pennsylvania’s public school children are being shortchanged by $4.6 billion — and those in the poorest school districts, who have fallen the furthest behind, are owed the most, according to a new analysis commissioned by advocates seeking to overhaul the state’s education funding system.