Report shows improvement in numbers of uninsured children

The State of Children’s Health report by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children shows that the number of uninsured children in the state decreased during the pandemic from 4.6% to 4.4%.

However, much of that decrease was due to the federal continuous coverage provision that prevents states from disenrolling children and families from Medicaid during the public health emergency. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is urging the state to take action to prevent children from losing coverage when federal protection ends.

During that same time frame, the rate of uninsured children in McKean County improved, while it got worse for Elk, Potter and Cameron counties.

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