By: Jonathan Cohn
The number of children getting health coverage through two large government programs fell by more than 800,000 last year, according to a new report from Georgetown University. The enrollment decline could be an indicator that the number of kids without any kind of health insurance went up in 2018, one year after that figure rose for the first time in a decade. It’s impossible to be sure, because firm, up-to-date estimates on the number of uninsured children won’t be available until the release of new census data in the fall.
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