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 […]

Number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania rises, surpassing national average

Pennsylvania is one of the three states where the number of children without health insurance is growing, according to the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. The percentage of uninsured children in Pennsylvania rose from 4.4% in 2021 to 5.2% in 2022, which is slightly higher than the national average. That’s a total of 145,000 Pennsylvania children […]

Growing percentage of Pennsylvania children lack health coverage. Things could get worse.

The percentage of Pennsylvania children lacking health insurance climbed from 2021 to 2022, a trend that could only worsen with the rollback of pandemic-era Medicaid provisions, according to advocates in the commonwealth. Over that time period, the rate of children without insurance ticked up from 4.4% to 5.2%, according to Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. The Keystone […]

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 […]