After holding steady in 2018, the proportion of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance inched up last year — and could grow again as families negotiate fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a nonprofit health advocacy group.
Pa’s uninsured rate increased, 8th highest number of uninsured kids in the nation Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC), the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child prenatally through adulthood, today released the 2020 State of Children’s Health Care Report. “No child should be without health insurance […]
Despite the strength of the pre-pandemic economy in 2019, the number of uninsured children grew at an alarming rate according to newly released data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS data released today documents the largest annual increase in the number of uninsured kids from 2018 to 2019 since the survey […]
The Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) turns 25 tomorrow but instead of celebrating, families of the more than 178,000 children currently enrolled face uncertainty and possible termination of coverage notices if Congress fails to extend funding that expired on September 30th.