The number of uninsured children in America is on the rise.
An estimated 3.9 million children were uninsured in 2017, according to new research from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, up from 3.6 million in 2016. Every state saw an increase in their share of uninsured children; Washington, D.C. did not.
Two charts tell the story: For the last decade, more and more American children were getting insurance coverage. Then in 2017, that trend suddenly reversed.