Number of insured children in Butler County dropped during pandemic

Pennsylvania has the fifth-highest rate of uninsured children in the country, but children in Butler County are faring better than most surrounding counties, according to a recent report. The rate of uninsured children in Butler County increased by 0.28% between 2021 and 2022, indicating less children in Butler County have health insurance, according to the […]

Proposed Pennsylvania Medicaid changes would provide food and housing help

Allowing continuous coverage for children has been the goal of some advocates for a long time, as it eases a major paperwork burden for families and can prevent children from losing coverage due to changes in income or bureaucratic mistakes. “The goal of it really is to make sure that children don’t have any unintended […]

Nearly 6K kids in Allegheny County don’t have insurance, statewide it’s 145K

Pennsylvania is one of just three states in which the percentage of uninsured kids increased in 2022, according to a recently released report from the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. At first glance, the numbers don’t appear too striking — it was a bump of 4.4% in 2021 to 5.2% in 2022. Still, that accounts for […]

An increasing number of Pennsylvania kids went without health insurance last year, report shows

Even as the federal government guaranteed uninterrupted Medicaid coverage during the COVID public health emergency, a growing number of children in Pennsylvania are living without health insurance. Pennsylvania is one of only three states, alongside Connecticut and Wisconsin, that saw declines in insured children. The findings come from the State of Children’s Health report by Pennsylvania Partnerships […]