Overall, Pennsylvania has the fifth highest number of uninsured children in the nation.
“We expected 2022 — the last full year of the pandemic and the Medicaid disenrollment freeze that came with it — to reflect at least stable coverage or even gains in connecting kids to health insurance,” said Kari King, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. “However, 145,000 Pennsylvania children are without health insurance.”
Pausing disenrollments during the pandemic significantly impacted the total number of Medicaid enrollees. Child enrollment in Medicaid increased by 22%, peaking at well over 1.4 million children.