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 […]

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 […]