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 […]

Number of Uninsured Children Worsened During Last Year of the Pandemic

Medicaid Unwinding, CHIP operational changes negatively impacting children’s access to coverage HARRISBURG (November 16, 2023) — The number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania worsened during the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year’s unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage provision and CHIP eligibility systems transition has also caused children to lose coverage, according […]

Medicaid ‘unwinding’ in Pennsylvania is hurting children, advocates say

Halfway through the review, more than 1 million children nationwide have lost Medicaid over the past six months. While advocates hope to see kids transitioning to other forms of coverage, like CHIP, a September report from the Georgetown Center on Children and Families shows CHIP enrollment hasn’t kept pace, remaining relatively flat.  But the fact that so many […]