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 […]

Report: Kids of color not treated equitably in Pa.’s welfare system

A new report by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children says kids of color are not treated equitably in the state’s child welfare systems. The non-profit, bipartisan group says it used data from state and county welfare systems. The report stated that in 2022 Pennsylvania had more than 39,000 reports of child abuse and neglect, with 12.8% […]

State of Child Welfare Report Shows Need for Child Welfare System Improvements for Children, Families and Foster Youth

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children releases 14th annual child welfare report  HARRISBURG (January 17, 2024) – Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children today released its 14th annual State of Child Welfare report, highlighting several gaps in the child welfare system and recommendations on how it can be strengthened. The report features critical data on abuse and neglect, the […]

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 […]

Growing percentage of Pennsylvania children lack health coverage. Things could get worse.

The percentage of Pennsylvania children lacking health insurance climbed from 2021 to 2022, a trend that could only worsen with the rollback of pandemic-era Medicaid provisions, according to advocates in the commonwealth. Over that time period, the rate of children without insurance ticked up from 4.4% to 5.2%, according to Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. The Keystone […]