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Progress in Children’s Health Insurance Coverage, Data Shows

Education News – Grace Smith

“Health insurance coverage for American children has increased significantly, but many children still have no coverage according to a new study. Uninsured kids’ numbers fell from 5.9 million to 4.9 million from 2013 to 2014. Uninsured children in 2013 totaled 7.5%, compared to 6.3% in 2014, which constitutes a 16% reduction. There is progress, but almost 5 million US kids under 19 still do not have health insurance, shows a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report conducted by University of Minnesota researchers.”(more)