American Families Face Harsh Reality: 2,000 Children Join the Ranks of Uninsured Each Day

This issue brief provides a portrait of uninsured children in America. It explains that after years of success in providing coverage to more of America’s uninsured children, Census Bureau data show that in 2006 the number of uninsured children increased for the second year in a row. If those trends continue, it is estimated that roughly 2,000 children will join the ranks of the uninsured each day, adding to the 9 million uninsured children currently without private or public health insurance.