Number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania rises, surpassing national average

Pennsylvania is one of the three states where the number of children without health insurance is growing, according to the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

The percentage of uninsured children in Pennsylvania rose from 4.4% in 2021 to 5.2% in 2022, which is slightly higher than the national average.

That’s a total of 145,000 Pennsylvania children without health insurance.

The Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children says it’s not clear why Pennsylvania saw such a surge in uninsured children, but it did notice an increase in the number of children who lost private insurance.

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