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 […]

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 […]

Numbers of uninsured children falling in local region

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 […]

PA sees drop in health insurance coverage for children as national rates rise

A new analysis of 2022 census data has uncovered a troubling trend: The uninsured rate for Pennsylvania children worsened during the final full year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2023 State of Children’s Health in Pennsylvania report found more than 145,000 children are without health insurance. Becky Ludwick, vice president of public policy at Pennsylvania Partnerships for […]