Number of uninsured kids in Pennsylvania is growing

The Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is a statewide non-partisan non-profit organization in Harrisburg.

The organization says Pennsylvania is one of three states seeing an increase in of uninsured kids.

“Research is showing, you know, that kids who have health insurance are healthier and do better in school,” said Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children’s Vice President of Public Policy Becky Ludwick.

According to the organization’s report, the number of kids in Pennsylvania without Health Insurance climbed from 4.4% in 2021 to 5.2% in 2022. Surpassing the National Average of 5.1%.

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