Number of insured children in Butler County dropped during pandemic

Pennsylvania has the fifth-highest rate of uninsured children in the country, but children in Butler County are faring better than most surrounding counties, according to a recent report.

The rate of uninsured children in Butler County increased by 0.28% between 2021 and 2022, indicating less children in Butler County have health insurance, according to the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children’s 2023 State of Children’s Health in PA report.

Over that same period, the rate of uninsured children across Pennsylvania rose from 4.4% to 5.2%, indicating a 0.8% drop statewide, the report showed. The report was released in November.

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