Healthcare Overhaul’s Impact Could Reach Deep Into Schools

Education Dive

By: Tara García Mathewson

The new administration will repeal the Affordable Care Act. This action, however, will affect different operations and schools, and may retrocede the progress that had been made between 2013 and 2015 in providing healthcare coverage to 95.2% of children nationwide.

The portion of children without health insurance dropped from 7.1% to 4.8% between 2013 and 2015, according to data from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, and Medicaid expansion meant more money for school districts to use to serve students, Education Week reports.

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